Israel’s Justice Ministry pushes for increased phone-call, e-mail surveillance

17.05.2012                      25.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 40 des Omer

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Israel's Justice Ministry pushes for increased phone-call, e-mail surveillance

Proposed legislation would add Israel Antiquities Authority and the Environmental Protection Ministry to the list of agencies with expansive data surveillance abilities.

The Justice Ministry is working on a bill meant to increase the state’s ability to monitor Israeli citizen’s phone calls and e-mails, Haaretz learned.
The bill represents an expansion of the government’s authority to obtain information from communications companies, which could include the ability to pinpoint cell phone locations, read text and e-mail messages, as well as track computer files….