The Israeli Parliament announced, on 5 January 2021, that it had laid the Privacy Protection Bill (Amendment No. 14), 5722-2022, amending the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981 (‘the Law’) on the table for its first reading, following the Ministry of Justice’s proposal for a legislative amendment of the Law in November 2021. The proposed amendments to the law cover a range of topics and explanations, which would impact businesses operating in Israel.
Watch the OneTrust DataGuidance webinar, where a panel of experts discussed the current state of the Privacy Protection law and the proposed amendments within the new bill, including the obligations, requirements, enforcement, and the next steps in the legislative process.
Key Takeaways Include:
- The Proposed Amendments to the Law: components of the 1981 Protection of Privacy Law that the Bill seeks to overcome
- An overview of the revised definitions, the database registration requirement, enforcement and investigatory powers of the Privacy Protection Authority, and the DPO requirement
- Next steps in the legislation process