Dr. Avishay Klein is a Partner, Leading our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Practices
Dr. Avishay Klein is a proven legal professional possessing a unique combination of expertise and experience. With a deep understanding of the various privacy and data protection regulations and years of experience in both academia and the private sector, Avishay brings a practical perspective to the ever-changing global regulatory framework, while simultaneously navigating complex legal issues in the field of law and technology.
Avishay holds a PhD with a specialization in Law & Technology. He previously served as an in-house data protection officer (DPO) for Amdocs Group, one of the biggest enterprises in the telecommunications and software industry. This experience gives Avishay a unique viewpoint and allows him to provide clients with comprehensive practical guidance on complying with artificial intelligence and data protection regulations, including GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, LGPD, and in building and implementing global privacy compliance programs.
His work encompasses advising on regulatory inquiries, cyber crisis management, compliance programs, and various privacy and compliance-related matters, including commercial agreements and M&A activities. Avishay also works with companies to develop comprehensive customized incident response plans, provides DPO services, conducts privacy audits, trains staff, and addresses key issues with boards of directors and executive management.
Avishay is the co-founder of Israel DPO Forum, a member of the Israel Tech Policy Institute’s Advisory Board, and an adjunct professor in the fields of internet law, privacy, and cyber regulation.
Avishay is a member of the Israel Tech Policy Institute’s Advisory Board, and holds two of the most respected certifications in the fields of privacy and privacy protection, issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP):
1. CIPP/E certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe)
2. CIPT certification (Certified Information Privacy Technologist)
Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a specialization in Law & Technology, 2015
Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, LL.M., 2008
Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, LL.B., 2007
Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2010
Insights & News - Avishay Klein:
Israeli Court Criticizes the Israel Police over its Use of AI Tools
A man who entered Israel with drugs in his possession sought to expose the Israel Police’s use of AI tools that resulted in his inclusion in a list of suspected drug couriers. The court’s criticism of the police’s tactics clarifies that even if the AI system leads to correct identification or to accurate decisions, its mechanisms must be transparent, explainable and auditable.
UK Increases Child Safety Online
The new UK Online Safety Act is part of a wave of European legislation seeking to protect children from online age-inappropriate content, exploitation, and other online dangers.
US President Signs Executive Order on Safe Use of AI
The United States is looking to institute rules for the safe development and use of artificial intelligence, to regulate government use of AI, and to establish its leadership in the AI field.