Comparative Look at Models of Data Protection – Series of Webinars Led by the Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI)

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Authors: Kavisha Patel and Lee Matheson

Kavisha Patel is a current student at Georgetown Law and an FPF Global Privacy Intern.

As a result of Israel’s recently proposed comprehensive privacy law update, the Protection of Privacy Bill, the Israel Tech Policy Institute led a series of three webinars in February 2022 discussing comparative models of data protection around the world. Organized by ITPI Senior Fellow Adv. Rivki Dvash, the webinars aimed to bring together practitioners and experts in the data protection field to explain their perspectives on existing arrangements in various countries with the goal of enriching the ongoing discussion in Israel.

The first webinar, “Legal Bases for Data Processing”, took place on February 9, 2022. The panel for this webinar included Dr. Yaacov Lozowick, Historian, Israel’s Previous Chief Archivist, Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University; Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Vice President for Global Privacy at The Future of Privacy Forum; Dr. Clarisse Girot, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at the Future of Privacy Forum; and Dr. Bruno Bioni, Director-Founder of Data Privacy Brazil.

The second webinar, “Data Protection Authorities’ Powers of Enforcement and Sanctions”, took place on February 16, 2022. Panelists for this webinar included Adv. Reuven Eidelman, Head of Legal Department at the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority at the Ministry of Justice; Adv. Florence Raynal, Head of the International and European Affairs Department of the CNIL; J.D. Stacey Gray, Director of Legislative Research and Analysis at the Future of Privacy Forum; and Adv. Lore Leitner, Partner at Goodwin in London,

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