Masha is an associate in the firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department.
Adv.Masha Yudashkin provides ongoing counsel to private and public companies, including high-tech companies and startups. She advises on various aspects of privacy laws, both in Israel and Europe (the GDPR), data security laws, and AI regulation. Among other services, Masha assists in preparing the necessary documents for online activities, such as privacy policies, as well as handles data registration and information updates to databases. In addition, she advises on contracts involving personal data sharing.
Masha also advises and supports companies in developing and implementing privacy plans, as well as assists companies in conducting risk assessments related to privacy.
In addition, Masha deals with cybersecurity preparedness and prevention. This includes preparing risk assessments, formulating and implementing internal regulations, offering counsel on dealing with privacy authorities and other regulators, creating risk mitigation plans, and managing internal investigations.
Masha is certified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). She completed a privacy protection course at Tel Aviv University in 2021.
Before joining Barnea, Masha served in the Military Prosecution. She oversaw digital forensics and computer-related offenses, among other responsibilities.
Haifa University, LL.M., 2012
Haifa University, LL.B., 2009
Open University, B.A. in Social Sciences, 2006
Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2011
Insights & News - Masha Yudashkin:
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.