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Regulation / Privacy Law

Technological developments in recent years have created a new reality in which information is incessantly flowing from place to place. Although the ability to transmit personal information and save it in databases has become a significant and profitable asset for many companies, this is accompanied by certain duties and obligations.

The potential for abusing personal information has prompted many countries to enact legislation in the fields of privacy protection and data security. Regulations in these fields are constantly evolving.

 

Barnea helps clients analyze their situations and customizes a variety of solutions for various legal issues relating to privacy protection and data security, particularly in the fields of internet and mobile.

 

We provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice about how their operations may be subject to privacy protection laws in Israel and abroad. We also analyze all relevant business processes and explain how they are required to comply with local and international regulations.

 

Within this context, we scrutinize issues relating to the receipt, processing, utilization, and dissemination of personal information and sensitive personal information. We also work to assimilate regulatory requirements by virtue of privacy protection laws in Israel and in Europe, including the GDPR, as well as the requirements of the Israeli data security regulations.

 

In addition, our firm provides the following services: legal defense in spam lawsuits; database registrations; drafting of privacy policies for websites and applications; assistance in engagements with external parties involving the sharing of personal information; formulation of practical solutions for obtaining individuals’ consent to process personal information about them, wherever it is required; legal issues that arise during postal mailings, including advertisements; transfers of information between countries; and more.

 

Our firm is also experienced at building regulatory compliance programs in the fields of privacy protection and data security. We provide ongoing assistance throughout these programs’ implementation.

 

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News and updates - Regulation / Privacy Law:


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.

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.

March 10, 2019

How Phone Numbers Became a Dangerous Identification Device

Adv. Anat Even-Chen, our regulatory consulting partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the growing reliance on phone numbers as a means of identity verification, a phenomenon that raises the risks associated with information security and privacy.

"In order to give access to certain sensitivity actions, a person is required to verify that he is the one who should have access, by three factors," explains Anat, "something you know (password for example), something you have (like a telephone), and something that is part of you (biometric finger identity, for example). Israeli financial entities will not invest in this sector without pressure from the regulator—pressure that currently does not exist. "

Regulation / Privacy Law

Technological developments in recent years have created a new reality in which information is incessantly flowing from place to place. Although the ability to transmit personal information and save it in databases has become a significant and profitable asset for many companies, this is accompanied by certain duties and obligations.

The potential for abusing personal information has prompted many countries to enact legislation in the fields of privacy protection and data security. Regulations in these fields are constantly evolving.

 

Barnea helps clients analyze their situations and customizes a variety of solutions for various legal issues relating to privacy protection and data security, particularly in the fields of internet and mobile.

 

We provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice about how their operations may be subject to privacy protection laws in Israel and abroad. We also analyze all relevant business processes and explain how they are required to comply with local and international regulations.

 

Within this context, we scrutinize issues relating to the receipt, processing, utilization, and dissemination of personal information and sensitive personal information. We also work to assimilate regulatory requirements by virtue of privacy protection laws in Israel and in Europe, including the GDPR, as well as the requirements of the Israeli data security regulations.

 

In addition, our firm provides the following services: legal defense in spam lawsuits; database registrations; drafting of privacy policies for websites and applications; assistance in engagements with external parties involving the sharing of personal information; formulation of practical solutions for obtaining individuals’ consent to process personal information about them, wherever it is required; legal issues that arise during postal mailings, including advertisements; transfers of information between countries; and more.

 

Our firm is also experienced at building regulatory compliance programs in the fields of privacy protection and data security. We provide ongoing assistance throughout these programs’ implementation.

 

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News and updates - Regulation:


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.

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.

March 10, 2019

How Phone Numbers Became a Dangerous Identification Device

Adv. Anat Even-Chen, our regulatory consulting partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the growing reliance on phone numbers as a means of identity verification, a phenomenon that raises the risks associated with information security and privacy.

"In order to give access to certain sensitivity actions, a person is required to verify that he is the one who should have access, by three factors," explains Anat, "something you know (password for example), something you have (like a telephone), and something that is part of you (biometric finger identity, for example). Israeli financial entities will not invest in this sector without pressure from the regulator—pressure that currently does not exist. "

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