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What are the Lawful Grounds for Processing Personal Data?

Under Israeli laws, there are two lawful grounds for processing personal data: (i) the individual’s informed consent; or, (ii) a provision under a law, which, pursuant to section 8 of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty 5752 – 1992, violates the right to privacy in a manner that befits the values of the State of Israel, enacted for a proper purpose, and to an extent no greater than is required. Pursuant to guidelines published by the Privacy Protection Authority (See: “What are the Functions of the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority (PPA)?”) and to opinions delivered by labor tribunals, processing of personal data pursuant to an individual’s informed consent is also subject to the proportionality and necessity criteria.