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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.

 

Our firm 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, we provide 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.

 

In October, Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority announced that every organization must appoint a privacy protection officer. Our firm serves as an external privacy protection officer for our clients. In this context, we regulate information processing in an organization, as well as supervise and perform controls related to the organization’s compliance with privacy protection laws. In addition, we assist in the implementation of work processes that meet privacy protection requirements, including through training.

 

 

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News and updates - Regulation / Privacy Law:


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 H&M 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.

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.

 

Our firm 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, we provide 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.

 

In October, Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority announced that every organization must appoint a privacy protection officer. Our firm serves as an external privacy protection officer for our clients. In this context, we regulate information processing in an organization, as well as supervise and perform controls related to the organization’s compliance with privacy protection laws. In addition, we assist in the implementation of work processes that meet privacy protection requirements, including through training.

 

 

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News and updates - Regulation:


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 H&M 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.

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