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June 21 2017

Israel passes new data security and breach notification regulations

The Israeli Parliament has passed the Protection of Privacy Regulations (Data Security), 5777-2017.
The Regulations introduce a far-reaching reform to the existing information security regulations that date back to 1986 and have become ill-suited for the current technology era. The new Regulations introduce an overarching data breach notification requirement for the first time in Israel.
The Regulations will become standard in late March 2018, giving data handlers 12 months to prepare. The Regulations apply to anyone who owns, manages or maintains a database containing personal data in Israel. All Israeli organizations, companies and public agencies are subject to the Regulations.