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March 18, 2024

Changes in the Data Security and Cyber Market – Dr. Avishay Klein Interview with Globes

Dr. Avishay Klein, the head of our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department, was interviewed by Globes and spoke about companies’ difficulties in managing cyber risks under the current circumstances.

February 22, 2024

California Privacy Regulations Come into Effect

The court's decision to start enforcement proceedings, in addition to the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) already being enforced, is expected to lead to a significant increase in enforcement against companies that fall in the scope of the CCPA.

January 22, 2024

Legal Guide for Implementing AI Tools in Organizations

While AI tools offer significant contributions to businesses, even non-technological ones, it's crucial to understand the potential exposures these tools may present. This guide emphasizes the importance of conducting examinations and implementing AI tools in a legal and transparent manner.

December 12, 2023

EU Data Act Regulating the Use of Data from Smart Devices (IoT)

The EU Data Act will supervise companies that manufacture and supply smart devices (IoT devices) and companies that handle data collected by these devices, as well as enact a series of regulations designed to protect consumer privacy.

December 5, 2023

Operation Swords of Iron: Contending with a Cyberattack

Israel’s government has drafted new regulations in the wake of Operation Swords of Iron, due to the increase in the scope and quality of cyberattacks against civilian entities.

November 5, 2023

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.

November 5, 2023

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.

October 11, 2023

Privacy and Data Protection during Remote Work from Home

The state of emergency the State of Israel has declared in recent days requires us all to contend with a unique and complex situation. As part of this struggle, many companies and organizations have instructed their employees to shift to working from home, thus requiring such employers to clarify their privacy and business data protection procedures.

July 3, 2023

Avishay Klein and Eyal Nachshon in TheMarker

TheMarker’s Ahad Ha’am magazine published an op-ed by Dr. Avishay Klein on the Israel Securities Authority’s latest guidelines on cyber risks (page 4). The magazine also conducted an interview with Eyal Nachshon on the increase in scope of class action lawsuits against public companies in Israel (page 11). Eyal addressed, among other things, his representation of several companies in a recent series of digital accessibility class action lawsuits.

March 5, 2023

Avishay Klein Invited to Speak at Global Intellectual Property ConfEx in Dubai

Avishay Klein, the head of our firm’s privacy and data protection practice, attended the Global Intellectual Property ConfEx in Dubai. Avishay spoke as part of a panel on IP data breaches, including preparing for cyber threats and dealing with cyber crises.  

February 21, 2023

AI and Regulation: The Future Is Already Here

The more artificial intelligence permeates additional spheres of private and public life, the greater the need to regulate uses of this technology. Various artificial intelligence regulations are already in place around the world and additional regulatory initiatives are being promoted at a rapid pace.

January 25, 2023

Fine Imposed on Israeli Cyber Tech Company for Violating European GDPR

Israeli cyber companies operating in Europe are exposed to the GDPR even though they are registered in Israel, and even if the information they collect is not processed or stored in Europe.

November 6, 2022

Ransomware Attacks – New Israeli Justice Ministry Recommendations

In light of the increase in fraud crimes in the digital space, the Israeli Justice Ministry has formulated recommendations for defining a policy to contend with ransomware attacks. The recommendations relate to both private entities and government bodies. The new recommendations are part of a more comprehensive examination conducted by the Justice Ministry of enforcement authorities’ handling of these cyberattacks, including regarding the provision of support to entities under attack, assistance to victims of fraud in the digital space, investigation, and enforcement.

August 25, 2022

Informing on Cyber Risks during Sale of IoT Products

According to the Israeli Consumer Protection Authority’s draft directive, the disclosure obligation applies at all stages of a transaction, including when advertising and marketing an IoT product.

June 16, 2022

New Israeli Directives on Cyber Risk Management and Risk Management for Regulated Financial Service Providers

CMISA recently published two new risk management circulars for financial service providers, including small entities.

January 20, 2022

Cyber Events in Public Companies

Hagit Ross, a partner in our firm, lectured today at the annual convention of the Israeli Association of Publicly Traded Companies on the required preparations public companies must make in the face of cyberattack threats.

November 3, 2021

Do You Own a Database? You’re Also Responsible for Actions Performed by Third Parties

The Black Shadow hacking group’s attack on Cyberserve, reported a few days ago, has resulted (at this point in time) in the leaking of a database with more than 800,000 records pertaining to various individuals and the exposure of additional databases. This attack raises important questions about the relations between database owners and the third parties with whom they engage to receive various services relating to business activities that incidentally involve their data.

June 20, 2021

Webinar: Cyber and Privacy in International Law

Bar-Ilan University's International Law Club Global Law Forum is hosting the webinar "Cyber and Privacy in International Law". As part of the webinar, Anat Even-Chen, a partner and the head of our firm's regulation practice, will discuss the international aspects of privacy and cyber security law.

January 5, 2021

Globes Conference: Cyber in 2021

Adv. Anat Even-Chen participated in Globes' "Material for Thought" conference on the cyber industry. Anat was featured on a panel about the effects of a cyber crisis on an organization, where she discussed how companies should prepare for upcoming challenges in 2021 in this field.

September 7, 2020

Cyber Attack on Tower Semiconductor: What is the Effect on the Company’s Activity?

Tower identified a cyber attack on its systems and released a statement saying it had taken measures to prevent the event’s further development. Yuval Lazi and Anat Even Chen, partners from our firm that represent companies dealing with cyber breaches, were interviewed by Globes on the matter. They explained the attack’s impact on the company, the company’s different alternatives of how now to respond, and when and if a company should report a cyber attack.