Haim Ravia and Dotan Hammer of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz recently published an article outlining Israel’s new Protection of Privacy Regulations, passed by the Knesset on March 21, 2017. The Regulations will impose mandatory comprehensive data security and breach notification requirements on anyone who owns, manages or maintains a database containing personal data in Israel.
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Reporting from Israel, legal consultant Dr. Omer Tene writes about an important recent decision in which an Israeli court upholds the validity of an instruction issued by the data protection regulator restricting financial institutions from using information about a third party’s attachment of their client’s account for the financial institution’s own purposes.
Continue Reading Israeli Court Upholds DPA’s Authority to Issue Market Instructions

On November 2-3, 2011, Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection will host the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mexico City.
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On October 24, 2011, Israel’s Data Protection Authority announced significant developments in its sophisticated investigation of a complex cyber security breach that affected more than nine million Israeli citizens.
Continue Reading Israeli Justice Ministry Announces Breakthrough in Information Theft Case

Legal consultant Dr. Omer Tene reports that last week, the Israeli National Labor Court issued an opinion requiring employers to set forth clear policies with respect to employee use of computers and communications systems in the workplace. The Court distinguished between the monitoring of business email accounts, personal email accounts and “mixed” email accounts, and expressed reservations concerning the validity of employee consent in the monitoring context.

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