EC Publishes Israel's Adequacy Status
DATA PROTECTION—ISRAEL & EUFebruary 1, 2011
The European Commission (EC) has published its opinion formalizing Israel's status as "adequate" under the European Data Protection Directive. The decision, rendered in October 2010, follows the recommendation of the EC's Article 29 Working Party. It allows for personal data transfers between EU countries and Israel. Israel is one of only a handful of countries to have obtained adequacy status.