Israel's SIGINT Oversight Ecosystem: COVID-19 Secret Service Location Tracking as a Test Case

@article{Cahane2020IsraelsSO,
  title={Israel's SIGINT Oversight Ecosystem: COVID-19 Secret Service Location Tracking as a Test Case},
  author={A. Cahane},
  journal={Social Science Research Network},
  year={2020}
}
  • A. Cahane
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Social Science Research Network
By mid March 2020, Israel had experienced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a fortnight confirmed coronavirus cases surged from half a dozen to 178 cases. The government responded to the challenge of identifying potential carriers by tasking the Israeli Security Agency (the ISA, or Shin Bet) with cellphone location tracking of the routes of confirmed coronavirus patients and the identifications of individuals with whom they had been in close contact. Israel's ISA communications… Expand