0
Wireless

Israel approves emergency measure to track mobile phones of people infected with coronavirus

Tuesday 17 March 2020 | 09:43 CET | News
Israel plans to use mobile data to retrace the steps of those infected with covid-19 (coronavirus) and identify others who should be quarantined because their paths crossed, the New York Times reported. The data was normally covertly gathered to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would approve emergency regulations on 16 March and that this would allow the data to be used for a limited period of 30 days, with permission from the attorney general. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Israel
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Coronavirus


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Israeli cabinet approves Covid-19 tracking app bill

Published 25 Jun 2020 10:47 CET | Israel
Israel's cabinet has unanimously approved the bill which authorises the General Security Services (Shin Bet) to track Israelis in ...

Israel halts police use of mobile location data for tracking Covid-19 quarantine

Published 23 Apr 2020 16:21 CET | Israel
The Israeli Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee has moved to suspend a bill allowing police to use phone tracking technology to ...

European Commission calls for common EU approach to Covid-19 tracing apps, location data

Published 08 Apr 2020 14:55 CET | Europe
The European Commission has called on the 27 EU member states to adopt a common approach in the use of mobile apps and network ...

Localisation data from Orange mobile network helps French researchers fight pandemic

Published 31 Mar 2020 08:39 CET | France
French public research organization Inserm announced that it is carrying out a study on the Covid-19 pandemic that will rely on ...

Slovakia plans law to allow use of telecom data to monitor quarantine

Published 24 Mar 2020 15:14 CET | Slovakia
The Slovak government will approve a law allowing state institutions to use data from telecommunications operators to ensure ...

Belgian telecom operators join 'data against corona' task force

Published 23 Mar 2020 10:07 CET | Belgium
The Belgian government announced the formation of a 'data against corona task force', in order to make use of data from telecom ...

Bezeq says new internet connections up 64% since coronavirus outbreak

Published 18 Mar 2020 09:36 CET | Israel
Bezeq Israel Telecom said new client connections to the internet have jumped 64 percent because of the coronavirus outbreak, ...

Deutsche Telekom provides Robert Koch Institute with anonymised customer data to contain spread of Covid-19

Published 18 Mar 2020 09:10 CET | Germany
Deutsche Telekom has started to provide data about its customers to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) to help contain the spread of ...

A1 network data helps track spread of Covid-19

Published 17 Mar 2020 17:05 CET | Austria
Austrian operator A1 said that it is providing analyses of people's movements based on network data to government agencies in ...

Smart expands free access to govt websites amid Covid-19 concerns

Published 17 Mar 2020 10:36 CET | Philippines
Philippines operator Smart Communications has announced it will offer free access to more government websites, to provide the ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

03 Aug RingCentral Q2 2020
03 Aug Harmonic Q2 2020
03 Aug SBA Communications Q2
03 Aug WoW! Q2 2020
03 Aug Liberty Global Q2 2020
03 Aug NTT Docomo fiscal Q1
03 Aug Cirrus Logic Q1
03 Aug Ceragon Networks Q2
04 Aug Arista Networks Q2 2020
04 Aug Softbank fiscal Q1
04 Aug TIM Q2 2020
04 Aug Inphi Q2 2020
04 Aug Otelco Q2 2020
04 Aug Allot Q2 2020
04 Aug Twilio Q2 2020
04 Aug Boingo Wireless Q2 2020
04 Aug NeoPhotonics Q2 2020
05 Aug Smith Micro Software Q2 2020
05 Aug Inseego Q2 2020
05 Aug Infinera Q2 2020
05 Aug Fitbit Q2 2020
05 Aug Roku Q2 2020
05 Aug Ribbon Communications Q2 2020
05 Aug Magyar Telekom Q2 2020
05 Aug Extreme Networks fiscal Q4
05 Aug Zynga Q2 2020
05 Aug Dasan Zhone Solutions Q2 2020
05 Aug Dialog Semiconductor Q2 2020
05 Aug CenturyLink Q2
05 Aug Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
::: More Calendar Items