Israel has confirmed more than 26,000 coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityImage caption: Israel has confirmed more than 26,000 coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University The Israeli parliament voted to allow its domestic intelligence services to access mobile phone data of those diagnosed with coronavirus for the next three weeks, as cases rise again.
Under the new law, the Shin Bet will be allowed to access the location of patients for 14 days before their diagnosis, which the government argues is necessary to identify new cases.
Similar moves in March faced opposition from activists and was blocked by the Supreme Court, which said the measures must be passed into law or dropped.
Across the world, countries have grappled with to balance privacy concerns with tracking suspected cases.
Earlier this week, Singapore began handing out Bluetooth-enabled contact tracing devices as an alternative to the government's contact tracing smartphone app.