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Recognition of the State of Israel as a country with adequacy status in the field of privacy protection

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Recognition of the State of Israel as a country with adequacy status in the field of privacy protection

16 January 2024

Dear clients and colleagues,

 

On January 15, 2024, the European Union Commission approved the recognition of the State of Israel as a country with adequacy status in the field of privacy protection.

 

The State of Israel was recognized by the European Union Commission as a country with adequacy status back in 2011. However, following the enactment of the GDPR regulations in 2018, the European Union Commission decided to re-examine the said recognition, and at the end of a lengthy examination procedure, the continued validity of the adequacy status of State of Israel was confirmed.

 

Adequacy status is given to a country that is not a member of the European Union, whose level of data protection corresponds to the level of protection of personal information practiced in the countries of the European Economic Area. This status enables the transfer of personal information from the European Economic Area to Israel, in a convenient and relatively simple manner, without the need for detailed and complex mechanisms or compliance with significant regulatory obligations on the part of the transferring party and the receiving party, a matter of important economic significance for the Israeli economy.

 

For the notice published on the website of the Protection of Privacy Authority >> Click here

 

For the decision on the website of the European Union Commission >> Click here

 

We will be happy to be at your service for any questions or required clarifications.

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