Are there Specific Workplace Privacy Requirements?

In various rulings, Israeli labor tribunals, have determined that the right to privacy (see: “Is the Right to Privacy a Constitutional Right?”) is also granted to a person within the workplace environment and in relation to the workplace information systems and devices, including email correspondence, applications, and portable devices.  These decisions include the seminal decision […]

Are there Rules for Engaging Outsourcing Services?

Engaging outsourcing services for the processing of personal data is governed by section 15 of the Protection of P Regulations (Data Security) 5777-2017 and the Privacy Protection Authority Guidelines 2/2011 on the Use of Outsourcing Services of Processing Personal Information.  The regulations and Privacy Protection Authority guidelines provide instructions to database owners and managers when […]

Are there Rules for Data Transfer?

Under the Privacy Protection (Transfer of Data to Databases Abroad) Regulations, 5761-2001 there are strict requirements for transferring data from databases within Israel to locations outside of Israel. Such transferring is permitted only if a legal basis for the transfer exists, including, for example, (i) the law of the destination country ensures a level of […]

Main Laws Governing Privacy

What are the Main Laws Governing Privacy and Data Protection in Israel? The right to privacy is a protected fundamental right under Article 7 of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty 5752 – 1992. The Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981 forms a comprehensive piece of legislation dedicated to regulating privacy and data protection issues, […]

Privacy a Constitutional

Is the Right to Privacy a Constitutional Right?  The Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty 5752 – 1992 (“Basic Law”) was enacted in 1992 to provide protection to several human rights, including the right to privacy. Although the right to privacy was already part of the Israeli legislation since 1981, the Basic Law has given […]

Update on Cookie Guidance – Cookie Policies and Updated Banners

Cookie consent

New EU Guidance on Cookies and Similar Technologies The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has recently published updated guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies.  The guidance is based on two legislative requirements: The UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 (PECR) embeds the electronic communications privacy principles of the ‘ePrivacy Directive’ (Directive 2002/58/EC).  Section […]

Pre-ticked check-boxes for cookie consent are not allowed

If there was any doubt left that pre-ticked cookie-consent checkboxes are insufficient, the EU high court has explicitly ruled it out. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU – the highest court instance in the EU) has released its opinion on a six years old case. This decision follows the recently updated ICO […]