The GDPR’s Implications on Processing Personal Data for Health Research

In early February 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued a paper clarifying some of the GDPR’s implications on processing personal data for health-related research, in response to the European Commission’s questions on this topic.

The EDPB’s document is a preliminary one. It offers a partial, rather than a comprehensive, overview of the topic. The EDPB indicates that ...

Israeli privacy and data protection in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic

In Israel, like other jurisdictions, the privacy and data protection regime continues to apply during the Coronavirus pandemic crisis. It is generally flexible enough to allow private and state actors to undertake various anti-pandemic measures.

At the governmental level in Israel, the Israeli prime minister has taken the extraordinary measure of enlisting Israel’s national security agency (known as the General ...

Acting Head of Israeli PPA: Data Breach Incidents - the New Battlefield

Data breach incidents, including ransom demand incidents, are growing increasingly common. They emphasize the importance of data protection measures and compliance with the Protection of Privacy law and the Information Security Regulations. Organizations need to consider whether to discard some of the information in order to reduce the risk in advance. These were the statements of the acting head of ...

UK Privacy Regulator Publishes Code of Practice for Digital Services Aimed for Children

The UK privacy regulator – the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – has published the final version of its Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice for designers, developers, and operators of digital services aimed to be used by children. 

The ICO requires that services provide greater protection of children’s personal data by default, stating, for instance, that location and profiling features ...

Review of Israeli Cyber Security Landscape

In this review of the Israeli state of law and regulation on cyber security, Haim Ravia canvasses the Israeli statutes in the area, their scope of applicability and their impact and requirements. This commentary, updated as of August 2020, also covers specific cyber security issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by OneTrustTechnologies' Data Guidance.

Israel: a bill proposes alternatives to ISA tracing of Covid-19 patients

The Israeli government will be required to develop civilian contact-tracing technology, taking into account privacy-driven design from the outset, much like dozens of other countries around the world have done. The applications will be available for use on a voluntary basis, free of charge, and will be based on encrypted and anonymous data. These matters are proposed in a bill [Hebrew] ...