European Data Protection Digest

Israel To Have Laws Deemed Adequate

PRIVACY LAW—EU & ISRAEL

October 29, 2010

Companies will now be able to legally transfer personal data to Israel, as it has been approved to have its data protection laws deemed adequate, OUT-LAW.com reports. Israel will join the approved list in one month and is the seventh country outside of the European Economic Area to have its data protection laws deemed adequate by the EU. Ireland had previously expressed resistance to deeming Israel adequate, delaying the decision last month. A European Commission spokeswoman said the adequacy should be formally approved by the end of the year.
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