Knesset Shouldn't Authorize Police to Use Location Data

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Today (16.4.2020) we urgently appealed to Knesset members before the temporary Foreign Affairs and Security Committee plenum discussion about the proposed amendment to the Communications Data Law. The amendment seeks to regulate the authority of the police, in the fight against the Corona virus, to obtain, without a judicial order, location data of a person who is required to be isolated.

ACRI opposes the proposed amendment, and believes it radically and disproportionately infringes on human rights, and in particular the right to privacy, and may allow for information leaks and exploitation of the data for other purposes. In the letter, it was argued that such a harmful arrangement is unnecessary, especially in view of the fact that the number of those found to have violated isolation orders is negligible.

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