Practice Areas
Practice Areas

Cyber, Data Protection & Privacy

We leverage our nuanced understanding of new technologies and our experience in Internet, IT and Cyber law to offer our clients comprehensive legal services for the growing complexities of cyber, information and data privacy laws.

In recent years, regulatory agencies are becoming more attuned to cyber and cyber-security, issuing various guidelines in this realm. The legal framework governing the use of IT systems at businesses is also significantly adjusting to cyber and cyber-security. Pearl Cohen’s seasoned Cyber and Internet practice group fuses intimate knowledge of cyber law and cyber security regulations with deep technical and business understanding of cyber-oriented companies. We counsel clients on all legal aspects of their cyber operations and cyber-defense activities, and guide them on the measures they need to take in order to comply with the legal standards applicable to their activities in cyberspace

One of the cornerstones of the cyber fiels is personal information processing. Our approach in counselling on personal information processing recognizes that is a unique asset that clients can leverage to yield long-term business advantages, if the legal nuances it entails are properly and timely addressed. We regularly advise local and multinational corporations on the intricacies of data protection and privacy laws in various jurisdictions worldwide, and provide clients with all-encompassing legal support they need to manage and protect personal information. This includes:

  • Implementing EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) & Israeli Data Security Regulations;
  • Legal opinions and guidance on legal risk management on a variety of information privacy and data protection issues pertinent to businesses.
  • Guidance for data handlers on the best practices of collecting, storing and processing personal information in the context of websites, online services and mobile apps.
  • Assistance in the formulation of rules, procedures, guidelines and policies for the prudent management of databases and data processing activities.
  • Advice on negotiating commercial agreements that entail information privacy and data protection issues, including global considerations regarding data processing activities, the use of cloud services, and cross-border flow of information.
  • Counseling clients in the routine but error-prone, mandatory process of registering a database at the Israeli Registrar of Databases (the Israeli privacy regulator operating under the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority - ILITA).
  • Representing and counseling clients through investigative, supervisory and enforcement procedures conducted by the Israeli privacy regulator.
  • Training employees involved in data processing activities on procedures mandated by law, and recommended best practices in the fields of data protection and information privacy.
  • Representation in deliberations on bills in the Israeli Parliament's committees.
  • Litigation and legal representation in court proceedings involving data protection and privacy matters.

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