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June 23, 2020
Companies' Collection of Personal Data – an Interview with Anat Even-Chen
Globes has published a comprehensive article on technology solutions relating to the relationship between property lenders and tenants. Anat was interviewed as part of the article about the privacy of such platforms' users. Anat cited Airbnb's case as an example. The company finally agreed, after years of discussions, to hand over host data to New York City. Anat stressed that private individuals should be aware that their information can be collected and that data collection is much easier now than ever before.  
May 20, 2020
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
This year, we were once again responsible for preparing the QA guide on doing business in Israel for the Practical Law website. The guide provides an overview of recent key developments that have affected doing business in Israel, including the legal system, foreign investment, employment, tax, competition, privacy, IP, etc.
March 6, 2020
Firm Partners Lecture at TAU Entrepreneurship Center
As part of the firm's collaboration with Tel Aviv University's Entrepreneurship Center, we were invited to lecture students on the relevant legal aspects of entrepreneurial activity. Daniel Lorber discussed the basics behind founders’ agreements and why it's important to make such an agreement. Yuval Lazi explained the methods, possibilities, and challenges of venture capital raising, from family and friends to exits. Anat Even-Chen concluded with a lecture on online business activities, including what website policies should contain and how to build a business correctly so as not to be exposed to privacy issues.
February 23, 2020
Chambers TMT Guide 2020: Law in Practice
As experts in the TMT field, our firm was asked to contribute the Israeli law and practice overview for the Chambers Israel TMT guide. In their overview, Micky Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, and Nir Abraham discuss legal considerations for big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. They also address key data protection principles, the challenges with IT service agreements, privacy matters, and more. As a whole, the TMT guide offers insights for each jurisdiction.
January 12, 2020
Daphna Klein Interviewed on Financial Radio Program
Daphna Klein was interviewed by the "Tzeva Hakesef" radio program on Kan Reshet Bet following the recent Supreme Court ruling that posting and sharing on social media may be considered an advertisement for the purposes of the defamation law. According to Daphna, this decision has significant weight to a wide swath of the public, who are not necessarily aware of their exposure to being sued in defamation claims (starting min 21.22).
December 12, 2019
Meetup for Women in Ecommerce
We hosted today a meetup for female entrepreneurs in the ecommerce field. Harel Perlmutter and Anat Even-Chen lectured to the participants on the taxation and regulatory issues that could affect them.
May 23, 2019
An Investigation in Ireland Against Google: Privacy Infringement for the Purposes of Targeted Advertising
Adv. Anat Even-Chen in an interview for TheMarker in response to an investigation launched by the Irish Data Protection Commission against Google for violating the GDPR Regulations. According to Anat, the investigation focuses on the service of Internet advertising, and its findings may affect many companies around the world and in Israel, which operate in the field of Adtech.
December 18, 2018
Event: What You Must Know for Your 2019 Website
We hosted today together with TitanBrandWise a seminar on how to optimize your website in 2019. Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of our Internet Department, discussed website terms of use.
November 22, 2018
Event Invite: What You Must Know for Your 2019 Website
Join Barnea and TitanBrandWise for a seminar on how to optimize your website in 2019. The event is geared for entrepreneurs, startups, and companies with e-commerce activities. Registration is required.
September 6, 2018
"Mechir Lamishtaken" Lottery Deemed Illegal
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about the lottery mechanism of the "Mechir Lamishtaken" plan. The mechanism was deemed illegal after it was discovered a permit was not obtained as required under Israel's Penal Code.
June 25, 2018
The Role of GDPR in the World of Digital Advertising and Marketing
Adv. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department, lectured today on the new GDPR privacy regulation. He addressed digital, marketing, and information systems VPs who are members of the CDO Club.
April 29, 2018
What Is the GDPR Revolution and How to Prepare for It?
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the firm's Internet Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the way it will influence Israeli companies. Dotan commented that a company looking to issue stocks, be sold to a European company, or raise an investment will increase its chances and value if it complies with GDPR.
March 29, 2018
Facebook Scandal and Data Privacy Regulation
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of Barnea's Internet Department, was interviewed on a financial TV program at the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation following Facebook's privacy scandal (starting at min' 13.55).
February 13, 2018
Oracle conference on the GDPR regulation
We were invited to speak today at the Oracle conference on the new EU privacy regulations (GDPR) and their legal implications for the organization.
January 18, 2018
Internet Taxation and Jurisdiction Authorities
Dr. Dotan Baruch, head of our firm's Internet Department, lectured at Tel Aviv University to visiting American law students from the University of Virginia. The law students came to Israel for a course on the legal aspects of the "Startup Nation."
November 28, 2017
Seminar on Data Protection and Privacy
Barnea is hosting today another round of lectures for startups and entrepreneurs on the subject of data protection and privacy. Also to be discussed is the obligation of accessibility on the Internet. In addition, the seminar will feature a guest lecture from the Israeli Digital Organization.
August 8, 2017
Monetary Authority of Singapore to Begin Regulating the Issuance of Virtual Currencies
Adv. Daniel Israeli was interviewed by TheMarker after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it would begin regulating the issuance of virtual currencies (ICO). Daniel noted that Singapore has developed into a destination of sorts for ICOs, and thus the MAS' decision will certainly change the rules of the game.
July 27, 2017
SEC's Initial Coin Offerings ruling
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that initial coin offerings are subject to the same requirements as those falling under federal securities laws. Read our interview in TheMarker.
May 29, 2017
Regulators Tightening the Screws on Online Gambling
In an interview with The Marker, Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department at Barnea and Co.,  discussed the fact that regulation of online gambling companies is becoming increasingly more onerous.
May 10, 2017
The Regulator Entered the Casino
In response to the emerging trend of tightening regulation on online gambling companies, we were asked to participate in an interview with TheMarker. We commented that regulation in this area comes in two forms. One is market regulation and the imposition of licensing fees, gambling taxes, and corporate tax. The second is banning online activity, imposing fines, and filing indictments.
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