security

The Supreme Court of Israel, partially upholding the claim of an association for civil rights, issued a provisional order directed at the Israeli government, the Israeli Security Agency, and the Committees for foreign affairs and security of the Parliament. The order demanded that any extension to the powers of the Security Agency beyond exigent and clandestine circumstances be justified.

During the pandemic, in the light of national security and public interest, the Security Agency had been authorized to carry out COVID-19 contact tracing, but already in 2020 the Supreme Court had pointed out that such activity required a legislative reform and not a mere government decision. The new petition aims at quashing the government decision which expand the powers of the Agency. The Supreme Court decided to demand that such expansion be justified.

Retrieved on 30 October 2022.

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