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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.
May 31, 2018
Financial Services Law Postponed
Adv. Anat Even-Chen gave several media interviews (in Heb) following the Knesset Finance Committee's decision to postpone the entry into force of the Financial Services Law. This law was supposed to regulate the trading of digital currencies for the first time.
May 30, 2018
Israel Proposes Personal Stock Investment Accounts with Tax Perks
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA regarding a new bill, according to which anyone who sells his apartment is entitled to open a special investment account that will benefit from deferring payment of tax on capital gains.
May 27, 2018
Updating Privacy Policy for GDPR Compliance
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the firm's Internet Department, was interviewed by Mamon, Yediot Ahronot's financial supplement, about the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
May 24, 2018
Dr. Zvi Gabbay Attends iFX Expo International Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay is attending today the iFX Expo International Conference. Zvi will participate in the panel on regulation, discussing MIFID II, ESMA restrictions, and the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution.
May 8, 2018
Israel's Privacy Protection Regulations
Adv. Asaf Shalev was interviewed by Mamon, Yediot Ahronot's financial supplement, about the new privacy and information security regulation coming into force in Israel today. This regulation sets a new standard for the protection of personal information in databases.
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.
April 23, 2018
Seminar on EU Privacy Protection Regulations
Our firm is hosting today the participants of the IBM Alpha Zone Acceleration Program for a seminar on the EU's new privacy protection regulations.
April 16, 2018
Cross-Border Enforcement: How US Enforcement Agencies Reach Israeli Institutions
Barnea and Nixon Peabody LLP are hosting today a roundtable discussion on the current enforcement environment, future trends, and strategies to succeed in the US while skirting legal and regulatory challenges.
April 11, 2018
Apple Israel CEO Questioned by the Consumer Protection Authority
Adv. Anat Even-Chen was interviewed by several local newspapers following the investigation of Apple Israel's CEO by the Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority. It is suspected that Apple Israel did not disclose material information to consumers about the slowdown in updated versions of its cellular phones.
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 23, 2018
2018: A Turning Point in the Virtual Currencies Market
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, published an op-ed in Calcalist on the role of the regulator in the virtual currencies market and why 2018 will be a turning point.
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.
February 8, 2018
Israel Hopes Lower Taxes, Less Regulation Will Spur Trading Boom
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, and Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of our Tax Department, were interviewed by Bloomberg BNA regarding the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's intention to reduce red tape and ease regulations in order to further continue the growth in the number of new companies being traded on TASE.
January 14, 2018
Ilan Blumenfeld Participated in a Panel Discussion on Antitrust Issues for Haaretz's "Echad Ha'am"
Adv. Ilan Blumenfeld, a partner in Barnea's Antitrust Department, participated in a panel discussion on proposed amendments to the Antitrust Law for Haaretz's "Echad Ha'am" magazine (pages 16–19).
January 29, 2018
TheMarker Op-Ed: How to Enjoy Blockchain Innovation
Adv. Daniel Israeli, a member of Barnea's Capital Markets Department, wrote an op-ed piece for TheMarker on the need to create an appropriate regulatory framework for the issuance of digital currencies.
January 28, 2018
Zvi Gabbay Featured in Israeli Blockchain Association Legal Survey
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our Capital Markets Department, was featured in a legal survey conducted by the Israeli Blockchain Association on current trends in blockchain in Israel.
January 23, 2018
Seminar on Data Protection and Privacy for the Israeli Directors' Union
Our firm is hosting the Israeli Directors' Union today for a seminar on data protection and privacy. During it we will discuss the new European privacy regulations (GDPR) and directors' exposure in the age of privacy.
January 17, 2018
Barnea & ACC Seminar – Blockchain, Bitcoin, and ICOs
We are hosting today together with the Association of Corporate Counsel a seminar on blockchain and digital currencies. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will discuss new regulatory challenges, while Micky Barnea will address blockchain and smart contracts. Tal Cohen, Compass Blockchain Solutions's CEO, will give a special introductory lecture on bitcoin and digital currencies.
December 27, 2017
Everything You Need to Know about ICOs
Barnea is hosting an ICOs and digital currencies event today. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will lecture on regulation opportunities and challenges, while Harel Perlmutter will discuss the taxation of cryptographic coins and the Tax Authority's position.
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