Israel's coronavirus surveillance is an example for others - of what not to do

The Israeli intelligence services have been tracking Covid-19 patients for contact tracing. As the High Court condemned the measure, what can the rest of the world learn from this controversial experiment?

Key findings
  • Israel has relied on the Shin Bet – the intelligence services – to track whom Covid patients had been in touch with.
  • This controversial measure has been criticised by medical associations.
  • The High Court ruled on April 26th that this tracking “severely violates the constitutional right to privacy”.


Posted on May 10, 2020

by Jos

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