Privacy and Data Protection

Data protection deals in both physical and cyberspace data protection. Data protection has three main goals: data confidentiality, integrity and availability. Cyberspace, which refers to data networks and systems such as the internet and communication and computing networks, constitutes a global space of sorts and poses myriad data protection challenges.

Similar to globality in cyberspace, the various rules and regulations enacted by different countries may be broadly applicable, and entities operating in the local and international arenas must take into consideration the various applicable data protection regulations.

In 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides an umbrella of protection of various data protection rights and defines the framework for data processing and free data transfer. Four years later, additional new and important regulation entered into effect, this time in the U.S.: the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This act grants consumers the right to demand that corporations reveal the personal data saved about them and the sources from which the data was obtained, and to present the data collection purpose.   

It should be noted that, due to the almost in-built ambiguousness of the right to privacy and the various regulations, proper data protection and the general right to privacy are especially important. First, of course, because privacy does not have a clear-cut or rigid definition, and it could be said is characterized by some form of flexibility. Second, regulatory requirements and public awareness regarding privacy issues have increased, necessitating serious consideration and compliance with standards that continue to be enacted. 

The right to privacy is among the rights at the top of the human rights pyramid in Israel. Privacy has constitutional status, based on the Privacy Protection Law, 1981 and the Protection of Privacy Regulations (Data Security), 2017, which define the courses of action for protecting the data held in various databases, both large and small. Therefore, the authority responsible for these issues, the Privacy Protection Authority, is empowered, pursuant to the law and the authority granted it, to ensure sufficient compliance in accordance with the various legal provisions.   

Various regulations in the world also recognize privacy as a constitutional right, as do regulations such as the European GDPR and the American (California) CCPA.

Our firm offers the following services:  

  • Accompany and counsel companies in all matters relating to compliance with European Union privacy protection regulation (GDPR).     
  • Accompany and counsel companies in all matters relating to compliance with privacy protection regulation in the U.S. (CCPA).
  • Accompany and counsel companies in all matters relating to compliance with Israeli regulation, in accordance with privacy and data protection law and regulations in Israel.
  • Formulate privacy and data protection policy for companies and organizations.
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