"Attempts at rapid expansions of government location surveillance authority have come to light in at least [nine] countries":

Israel, South Africa, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Peru, South Korea, and Ecuador.

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"While location surveillance is problematic at any time, the coronavirus crisis has led to a rapid uptick in its use; many measures to facilitate it have been passed by fast-tracked legislative procedures during national state of emergencies. Some governments have even bypassed legislators entirely and relied on executive power to roll out expanded location surveillance—making it even less transparent and democratically legitimate than usual."

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