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October 31, 2021

Websites Roll Out November Deals – Tips for Safer Shopping Online

November brings with it a variety of online shopping deals and promotions. Before making a purchase, it is important to know which products are tax-exempt, which sites to buy from, and what warning lights should not be ignored. Adv. Karin Kashi, coordinator of our firm’s privacy practice, addresses the issue in an interview with Ynet.
Categories: Internet | Privacy Law

October 28, 2021

How Can China’s New Privacy Protection Law Affect Your Business?

On November 1, 2021, the new Chinese Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) will come into effect. This law is modeled after the well-known European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Like the GDPR, the PIPL will apply not only to Chinese organizations, but also to any organization processing the personal information of people located in China. Therefore, any organization that collects data from China must comply with this new law or risk suffering the consequences.

October 10, 2021

Representing Reef Technology in Acquisition of Israeli Startup Bond

We advised Reef Technology, one of the largest operators of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in the United States, on its acquisition of the Israeli logistics startup Bond, which was initially founded as Shookit, a direct-to-consumer grocery startup that delivered fresh produce to clients in the city within hours. The deal was led by Advs. Michael Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Tal Freilich. Netta Bromberg advised on the employment side. Harel Perlmutter and Hanna Daher advised on the tax side. Anat Even-Chen advised on data privacy and security and other regulatory matters.
Categories: Corporate | Mergers and Acquisitions

September 19, 2021

Israeli Privacy Protection Authority Publishes New Statement Concerning Location Data in Workplaces

There has been an uptrend in recent years of employers using a variety of technological tools to supervise their employees and oversee the quality of their work. The use of these tools has become more prevalent due to the shift of many organizations to working from home last year.

August 25, 2021

Europe: Amazon Slapped with Record-Breaking Privacy Fine

E-commerce giant Amazon reported in its financial statements at the end of last month that the Luxembourg data protection authority had imposed on it a fine totaling EUR 746 million. The fine appears to have been laid on Amazon for its use of users’ personal data for targeted advertising, in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

May 26, 2021

Basic concepts in the world of entrepreneurship

Tal Freilich lectured as part of a program for novice female entrepreneurs at the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, which aims to provide a set of tools to female entrepreneurs at the beginning of their careers. Tal lectured on some of the most important basic concepts in the world of entrepreneurship.
Categories: Corporate | High Tech

February 18, 2021

Employers: Everything You Need to Know about Vaccinations

This past year has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for employers in Israel, in terms of both their business activities and their role as employers. Now, when we can perhaps see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Israel’s vaccination campaign, quite a few questions arise.

January 12, 2021

Employers: It’s Time to Protect Employee Privacy

Until recently, companies have focused their privacy policies on customers and suppliers, but have not placed enough emphasis on the privacy of their employees. We are now seeing a trend reversal, as employees are beginning to understand that an organization cannot do what it wants with their information and that there are legal limitations to collecting information about them. Organizations must now be more careful with employees’ privacy and this is how to do it. 

November 15, 2020

Privacy Protection Authority: Appointing a Privacy Protection Supervisor Is a Necessary Step for Israeli Companies

Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority has published its recommendation that every organization appoint a privacy protection supervisor. This supervisor’s task is to implement the privacy protection laws that apply to the organization. The PPA noted that although Israeli law does not impose such a duty, it is a best practice recommended for organizations that collect and analyze personal data.

October 25, 2020

H&M Fined EUR 35 Million for Violating Employee Privacy in Germany

In early October, the Data Protection Authority in Hamburg, Germany announced that the clothing retailer HM committed severe violations of its employees' privacy. Because of these European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) violations, the retailer would pay a fine of approximately 35 million euros.

July 29, 2020

Privacy Evolution: Europe v. Israel

A July decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union has established that in light of the fact the United States does not respect the privacy of its citizens in accordance with EU standards, the Privacy Shield mechanism allowing for personal data transfers between Europe and the US can no longer be relied upon. At the same time, in Israel, the Ministry of Justice has published a memorandum that constitutes the first step in adjusting existing law to the digital age.

March 4, 2020

Protect Your Business by Learning How to Handle Data

In an attempt to assist businesses in addressing the privacy challenges they face, we prepared a short guide on the key principles of handling data.

September 11, 2019

Considering an M&A Transaction? Don’t Forget to Conduct Privacy Due Diligence

In light of heightened privacy enforcement in Israel and around the world, companies entering into merger and acquisition transactions should include privacy aspects in their due diligence.

August 18, 2019

First-Time Fine Imposed for GDPR Violations Involving Employee Data Breach

The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA) recently imposed a EUR 150,000 fine on the international consulting firm PwC for its violations of the new European data protection regulations (the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR).

July 24, 2019

When the Privacy Watchdogs Bare Their Teeth

July 2019 brought an escalation in the enforcement of privacy infringements by companies around the world. These events underscore the trend that began with the GDPR taking effect and should lead any business entity coming across personal information.

June 2, 2019

Event Invite: Privacy Regulations – Is Your Business Ready?

The entry into force of the GDPR and the Israeli information security regulations are undoubtedly among the most important legal events of recent years. Their impact on the activity of organizations and businesses concerns not only local companies but also any company wishing to operate in those jurisdictions. We invite you to attend an event where you will receive important instructions and tips on how to implement the obligations that apply to you.
Categories: Privacy Law

February 25, 2019

Key Principles for Writing an Effective Website Privacy Policy

In order for a privacy policy to give you the legal protection you need, it should be written effectively. Here are a few key principles to keep in mind when writing a privacy policy for your website.

November 30, 2017

Glossary for Beginners in the World of Digital Currency

Do you keep hearing people talk about blockchain, bitcoins, and ICOs with no idea what they mean? – Here’s a short glossary to help you understand what the fuss is all about.

June 7, 2017

Why the World of Mergers and Acquisitions is Changing in The Big Data Era

Adv. Karin Kashi from Barnea, in an article for "People and Computers" about the changes that startups need to make in relation to their privacy aspects and the expected impact on merger and acquisition deals.
Categories: Privacy Law | Start Ups

August 4, 2016

Barnea & Co. Represented Stride Gaming PLC

Adv. Karin Kashi of Barnea represented Stride Gaming PLC, an online Bingo operator traded on AIM, London, in a major transaction recently. The Stride group acquired the assets and shares of Tarco Limited and Netboost Media Limited for consideration of up to GBP 40.2 million. GBP 22 million of  the amount will be paid in accordance with the 2017 EBITDA of the acquired businesses.
Categories: Internet

February 14, 2016

Barnea & Co represented Covercy

Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC
Categories: Corporate | High Tech

August 17, 2014

Barnea & Co. represented Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

The firm represented AVGOL Industries 1953 Ltd. in their issuance of a new series of debentures (Series C) in the amount of NIS 502 million. This is one of the largest financing rounds made this year on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and its aims are to replace existing financial debt, and to finance ongoing investment activities and operations of the Company. AVGOL Industries is a global technology company, a world leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of nonwoven fabrics, especially diapers and hygiene products, and its customers include large companies such as Procter Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. The Company's shares are traded on the Tel Aviv 100 index. To read more, please click here
Categories: Capital Markets

September 3, 2013

Barnea & Co. is growing

Barnea continues its expansion. The firm has recruited three new attorneys that will work in the firm’s commercial department – Adv.  Ilan Blumenfeld, Adv.  Anat Even Chen and Adv. Karin Kashi. The firm now comprises of a team of 35 lawyers.
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