Data transfers from the EU to Israel soon to be "Kosher".

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From the Opinion of the Article 29 Working party of European Data Commissioners: In conclusion, taking all of the above into account, the Working Party believes that Israel guarantees an adequate level of protection according to provision 6 of Article 25 of  Directive 95/46/EC from the European Parliament and the Council, dated October 24th 1995, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, in relation to automated international data transfers or, in the case they are not automated, they are subject to further automated processing in Israeli territory.”

Final approval from the European Commission is still required, but the proceedings of the Art 29 group are where the essential policy review takes place.

Our congrats to Israel’s “Privacy Commissioner”, Yoram HaCohen, the head of the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority and the ILITA staff.  Make your plans to celebrate with Yoram and his team in Israel in October, as Israel will be the host of the annual conference of data authorities from around the world.  Join the ILITA email list to stay up on the conference details.