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Karin Kashi
Adv. Kashi Karin

Electra City Tower
58 Harakevet St.
Tel Aviv
6777016

Karin Kashi

Karin is a commercial lawyer who specializes in providing advisory services to companies in relation to corporate and internet law.

Karin supplies ongoing legal advice to local and international companies, startups, and well-established businesses on various aspects of internet law. These include privacy protection laws in Israel and Europe (GDPR), electronic trading, and website-related issues, including the drafting of Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. She also counsels on commercial agreements with suppliers, customers, and business partners, and on software licenses.

 

Karin has considerable experience in advising organizations subject to privacy protection laws in both Israel and Europe. She is skilled at drafting programs for compliance with the privacy protection regulations that apply to a wide range of organizations.

 

Karin’s practice also encompasses the provision of legal services to private companies under formation in relation to aspects of commercial and corporate law, as well as regulation. She provides these newly formed companies with legal guidance during their various commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cooperation agreements, etc.

Education:


Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, (LL.B and B.A Business), 2010

Admission:


Member of Israel Bar Association since 2012



News and updates - Karin Kashi:


June 2, 2019

Event Invite: Privacy Regulations – Is Your Business Ready?

The entry into force of the GDPR and the Israeli information security regulations are undoubtedly among the most important legal events of recent years. Their impact on the activity of organizations and businesses concerns not only local companies but also any company wishing to operate in those jurisdictions. We invite you to attend an event where you will receive important instructions and tips on how to implement the obligations that apply to you.

February 25, 2019

Key Principles for Writing an Effective Website Privacy Policy

Do you run a website that presents information about your business or that even includes interactive parts allowing users to communicate and interact with you?

 

If so, you are almost certainly collecting some information about individuals for your business purposes, and you probably realize that you need to publish a privacy policy on your website.

 

In fact, regardless of how you collect data from individuals, the privacy laws in most countries, including Israel, require that you inform them what you are planning to do with such data. When data collection is performed in the framework of a website, it is only natural that you designate a page on the website to provide information about the uses of data collected through the website. This page is often called the privacy policy or privacy statement, and this is the main reason such a page exists in almost every website.

 

In order for a privacy policy to give you the legal protection you need, it should be written effectively.

 

Here are a few key principles to keep in mind when writing a privacy policy for your website:

 

Use clear language – Unless you can demonstrate that all your users are lawyers, avoid legalese and complex language. Otherwise, you will have a hard time proving that your users read and understood your privacy policy. Consequently, your policy may not have the power to protect you.

 

Be sincere – You should not make promises you cannot or will not keep. Promises like "we will not share your personal information with third parties" do look good on paper, but before you make them, be sure they match the current reality and that of the foreseeable future. Otherwise, you may find yourself bound to such promises against your will, or, alternatively, facing legal action or damage to your reputation.

 

Foresee the future – Do not build on the fact that you can always update your privacy policy. In some cases, in order to use personal data previously collected for purposes that are significantly different from those specified in the privacy policy, you will be required to obtain the affirmative express consent of the individuals to whom the data relates (which is easy to say, but in most cases, extremely difficult to apply).

 

Identify the applicable law – Each legal system imposes its own disclosure requirements. Thus, the starting point for preparing a privacy policy is to determine which laws apply to your website.

 

Disclaim responsibility for things beyond your control – Third-party components that you incorporate into your website may result in third parties using the personal data of your users. You may not have control over these third parties' privacy and data protection practices, and therefore it is important you clarify that you do not assume responsibility for them.

 

Tailor your privacy policy to your own business – There is no privacy policy that suits everyone. This is mainly because each website has its own data collection and use practices. Therefore, one of the first steps in preparing your website's privacy policy should be data mapping. This process will allow you to gain a full understanding of the information collected through the website, the uses made of the information, the third parties with whom it is shared, etc. Naturally, this process requires the involvement of several teams within your business, such as the marketing team, development team, commercial team, and IT team.

 

Source: barlaw.co.il

November 30, 2017

Glossary for Beginners in the World of Digital Currency

Do you keep hearing people talk about blockchain, bitcoins, and ICOs with no idea what they mean? - Here’s a short glossary to help you understand what the fuss is all about.

 

Decentralized coins/digital coins

These coins are basically digital money that is secured through encryption technology (cryptocurrency). Digital currencies are not issued or managed by any country or central bank. Thus, their value is not under their control, but rather is determined by the agreement of and according to the demand among the network of users.

 

Bitcoin

The bitcoin is the first digital currency used, and the first and most famous application of blockchain technology.

 

Digital wallet

A digital wallet is software that is linked to the digital currency network. It enables the user to hold, transfer, and receive digital currencies. Every digital wallet has two “keys”-a public key and a private key. The public key corresponds to the bank account number, i.e. the address to which the money is transferred. The private key is the key to the safe. Only its owner can perform transactions with the digital currency in the wallet.

 

Blockchain

Blockchain is a technological concept that enables secure activity on the internet without needing a central management entity. Blockchain serves as a digital ledger of all the transactions performed on it since it began. The information maintained in blockchain is stored in cells called blocks, which are linked together in chronological order (in a "chain of blocks"). Upon completing any transaction in blockchain, it is documented and automatically stored in the devices of all users of the system. The structure of blockchain technology and its decentralized nature provide the structural security of the blockchain. The chaining of the blocks does not enable information stored in blockchain to be altered without changing the definitions of all subsequent blocks in the system, which is practically impossible. Moreover, the decentralized nature of blockchain does not allow for the system to be compromised without taking control of the majority of the devices connected to blockchain, which, due to the number of users of the bitcoin blockchain, is practically impossible as well.

 

Blocks

Blocks are storage units in which all information maintained in blockchain is stored. So, if blockchain is likened to an accounting ledger, then the blocks are pages in the ledger. The blocks that comprise blockchain are linked to each other using a complex mathematical puzzle, making it nearly impossible to alter information saved in blockchain.

 

Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining is the process by which bitcoin transactions are verified and documented in the bitcoin’s blockchain. The mining process is performed by a particular type of users of the bitcoin system, known as “miners”. The mining process basically involves solving a mathematical puzzle. The miner who solves it first creates the next block. The first miner who succeeds in solving the puzzle is rewarded for his successful mining with bitcoins and sometimes also with transaction fees.

 

Virtual coin offerings or Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

An ICO is a crowdfunding channel. An ICO is a process where entrepreneurs who are developing platforms or projects raise money in exchange for digital coins. The digital coins give the projects' investors the right to use the platforms developed in projects funded by the ICO. Additionally, the digital coins provide liquidity to investors in ICO projects, since they are tradable assets in the secondary market.

 

Smart contracts

Smart contracts are considered the most dramatic application of blockchain technology. They represent a promise to change the way traditional processes are carried out, characterized typically by a dependence on middlemen. A smart contract is a computer protocol that enables two strangers on the internet to conduct business in a way that is secure and reliable. Since smart contracts are based on blockchain technology, they can reliably and securely complete operations on the internet without involving middlemen.

 

Source: barlaw.co.il

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