The Knesset’s foreign Affairs and defense on Monday, July 3, approved for second and third reading an amendment to the act on secret audition. It allows the heads of the Shin bet and military intelligence (AMAN) to conduct listening of telephone conversations of employees with access to important information in the sphere of security, to avoid leakage, the newspaper «gaarets».
As noted by the author Jonathan Fox, the new law will also allow you to read text messages conversation in WhatsApp and by email.
Under the amendment, the observation of employees will be limited in time. We are talking about two periods for 15 days. To continue listening, you will need to obtain the permission of the legal adviser to the government.
The law also obliges the employer to notify the employee that it can be monitored, and to remind him about it every year.