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Naschitz Brandes Amir Lawyers Author Israel Chapter for ‘Data Protection Laws and Regulations 2023’ by ICLG


The GLG’s ICLG - Data Protection Guides are produced in association with the world’s leading lawyers and give the in-house community a practical overview of data protection laws and regulations in key jurisdictions. Each country chapter is written by a renowned firm in an easy-to-use Q&A format. The guide covers common issues including the relevant legislation and competent authorities, territorial scope, key principles, individual rights, registration formalities, and appointment of a data protection officer and processors.


Naschitz Brandes Amir’s Head of IT & Data Protection, partner Dalit Ben-Israel and Data Protection & Privacy partner Dana Zigman Behrend contributed to the ‘Data Protection Laws and Regulations Israel 2023’ chapter of the guide. The chapter includes country-specific Q&As and provides readers with an in-depth look at Israel's data protection landscape. It explores the legal framework, the role of regulatory bodies, and recent developments and enforcement actions in data protection in Israel over the past year.


Some of the key points of the chapter include:


  1. Legal Framework: The chapter starts by providing a thorough examination of the legal framework that forms the foundation of data protection in Israel and key definitions. This includes a detailed exploration of the primary legislation governing privacy, with a particular emphasis on the bill to amend the Protection of Privacy Law.
  2. Individual Rights: The chapter delves into the rights of individuals concerning their personal data. Readers will gain insights into the rights granted under Israeli law, including the right to access, rectify, and the newly established right of erasure (mainly for EEA-originated personal data).
  3. Responsibilities of Data Controllers and Processors: The chapter outlines the obligations imposed on organizations that handle personal data. It emphasizes the importance of accountability, information security, and transparency in data processing practices.
  4. International Data Transfers: The chapter touches upon how international data transfers are regulated in Israel, highlighting the significance of ensuring adequate safeguards when transferring personal data outside the country and includes a summary of the new regulations in relation to personal data transferred from the EEA (intended to preserve the Israeli adequacy status with the EU).
  5. Trends, Developments and Enforcement Actions: the chapter lists recent developments in data protection in Israel in the past year, new guidelines and policy papers issued or published for public consultation by the Privacy Protection Authority, and key enforcement actions.


Overall, the chapter caters to professionals, businesses, and individuals seeking a thorough comprehension of data protection in Israel, enabling them to navigate the complexities of data protection and stay compliant with the evolving regulatory landscape.


The ‘Data Protection Laws and Regulations Israel 2023’ chapter is available here. The full guide, with insights across a range of jurisdictions, is available here. For additional information, please contact the authors of the chapter or any other member of Naschitz Brandes Amir's Data Protection & Privacy practice team.

Naschitz Brandes Amir Team