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Haim Ravia contributed this Israeli chapter in Data Protection & Privacy Laws Annual Review 2016, a publication by Financier Worldwide that covers 17 jurisdictions around the world.

Haim’s commentary discusses how companies in Israel handle, and ought to handle, data protection in the digital age, outlines recent regulatory data protection developments in Israel affecting companies and reviews enforcement activities taken by ...

Israel Supervisor of Banks Issues Cyber Defense Circular

The Supervisor of Banks at the Bank of Israel (Israel's central bank), David Zaken, has issued a circular regarding "Cyber Defense Management" at banking corporations and credit card companies.

The circular specifies that banking corporations must place special emphasis on managing cyber-related risks, and take the necessary measures to effectively manage these risks. According to the circular, banking corporations particularly ...

Israeli Anti-SPAM Legislation Amended for the First Time

The first amendment to the Israeli anti-SPAM law (section 30A of the Communications Law (Telecom and Broadcasts), 5742-1982) extends the law's reach to cover donation requests and non-commercial marketing, but excludes political messages and election campaigns.

The amendment to the anti-SPAM law, enacted by the Knesset in early August, was recently published in the official Israeli gazette. The amendment redefines ...

Can I Attack the Attacker? Limitations on Proactive Cybersecurity Measures

Your organization has been cyber-attacked. Sensitive business and customer information was leaked.  Your organization’s reputation and competitive edge suffers irreparable damage. You hire a cyber security firm to investigate. The firm traces the hackers’ tracks and is about to hack into their computer systems in order to mitigate the damage, uncover more information about the hackers’ methods, disable their infrastructure ...

Israeli Privacy Regime - The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review

In this this exclusive Israel chapter in the second edition (2015) of The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review, Haim Ravia and Dotan Hammer review legal trends and developments in the Israeli data protection, privacy and cyber regime in 2015, presenting and discussing topics such as recent high-profile data breaches in Israel, employee privacy in Israel, public and private enforcement ...