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January 12, 2021
Employers: It’s Time to Protect Employee Privacy
Until recently, companies have focused their privacy policies on customers and suppliers, but have not placed enough emphasis on the privacy of their employees. We are now seeing a trend reversal, as employees are beginning to understand that an organization cannot do what it wants with their information and that there are legal limitations to collecting information about them. Organizations must now be more careful with employees’ privacy and this is how to do it. 
November 15, 2020
Privacy Protection Authority: Appointing a Privacy Protection Supervisor Is a Necessary Step for Israeli Companies
Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority has published its recommendation that every organization appoint a privacy protection supervisor. This supervisor’s task is to implement the privacy protection laws that apply to the organization. The PPA noted that although Israeli law does not impose such a duty, it is a best practice recommended for organizations that collect and analyze personal data.
October 25, 2020
H&M Fined EUR 35 Million for Violating Employee Privacy in Germany
In early October, the Data Protection Authority in Hamburg, Germany announced that the clothing retailer HM committed severe violations of its employees' privacy. Because of these European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) violations, the retailer would pay a fine of approximately 35 million euros.
July 29, 2020
Privacy Evolution: Europe v. Israel
A July decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union has established that in light of the fact the United States does not respect the privacy of its citizens in accordance with EU standards, the Privacy Shield mechanism allowing for personal data transfers between Europe and the US can no longer be relied upon. At the same time, in Israel, the Ministry of Justice has published a memorandum that constitutes the first step in adjusting existing law to the digital age.
March 4, 2020
Protect Your Business by Learning How to Handle Data

In an attempt to assist businesses in addressing the privacy challenges they face, we prepared a short guide on the key principles of handling data.

September 11, 2019
Considering an M&A Transaction? Don’t Forget to Conduct Privacy Due Diligence

In light of heightened privacy enforcement in Israel and around the world, companies entering into merger and acquisition transactions should include privacy aspects in their due diligence.

August 18, 2019
First-Time Fine Imposed for GDPR Violations Involving Employee Data Breach
The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA) recently imposed a EUR 150,000 fine on the international consulting firm PwC for its violations of the new European data protection regulations (the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR).
July 24, 2019
When the Privacy Watchdogs Bare Their Teeth
July 2019 brought an escalation in the enforcement of privacy infringements by companies around the world. These events underscore the trend that began with the GDPR taking effect and should lead any business entity coming across personal information.
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

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.

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.

June 7, 2017
Why the World of Mergers and Acquisitions is Changing in The Big Data Era
Adv. Karin Kashi from Barnea, in an article for "People and Computers" about the changes that startups need to make in relation to their privacy aspects and the expected impact on merger and acquisition deals.
August 4, 2016
Barnea & Co. Represented Stride Gaming PLC
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Adv. Karin Kashi of Barnea represented Stride Gaming PLC, an online Bingo operator traded on AIM, London, in a major transaction recently. The Stride group acquired the assets and shares of Tarco Limited and Netboost Media Limited for consideration of up to GBP 40.2 million. GBP 22 million of  the amount will be paid in accordance with the 2017 EBITDA of the acquired businesses.
February 14, 2016
Barnea & Co represented Covercy
Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC
August 17, 2014
Barnea & Co. represented Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.
The firm represented AVGOL Industries 1953 Ltd. in their issuance of a new series of debentures (Series C) in the amount of NIS 502 million. This is one of the largest financing rounds made this year on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and its aims are to replace existing financial debt, and to finance ongoing investment activities and operations of the Company. AVGOL Industries is a global technology company, a world leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of nonwoven fabrics, especially diapers and hygiene products, and its customers include large companies such as Procter Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. The Company's shares are traded on the Tel Aviv 100 index. To read more, please click here
September 3, 2013
Barnea & Co. is growing
Barnea continues its expansion. The firm has recruited three new attorneys that will work in the firm’s commercial department – Adv.  Ilan Blumenfeld, Adv.  Anat Even Chen and Adv. Karin Kashi. The firm now comprises of a team of 35 lawyers.
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