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 ...

GDPR Fines Reach an Aggregate €114 Million

A recently issued report by DLA Piper shows that since the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) came into effect in May 2018, EU regulators have imposed €114 million in penalties for companies violating the GDPR. 

The largest fine was €50 million imposed on Google by the French data protection authority (the “CNIL”), due to violations of the GDPR’s duties of ...

The Israeli Payment Services Law Enters into Force

The Israeli Payment Services Law entered into force on January 9, 2020. The law is a comprehensive legislative arrangement of all types of payment services, including digital payment methods such as payment applications. The new law regulates the use and offering of payment services on three levels:

  • Oversight of payment service providers;
  • The contractual relationship between a payment service provider ...

Not All Automatic Dialed Messages are Restricted, Says a US Appeals Court

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia held in a majority opinion that the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which in general prohibits the use of Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems to play recorded messages and send text messages without the prior consent of the subscriber, applies only to systems that use randomly or sequentially generated ...

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 ...

French Privacy Regulator Recommends How to Obtain Consent for Cookies

The French data protection authority (the “CNIL”) published for public comments its draft of practical recommendations on how organizations should obtain the consent of data subjects for processing their information through cookies. 

The draft contains practical examples for websites and apps owners and operators on the proper procedures for obtaining data subject consent to cookies. These include presenting the information ...