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Opinion: Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure

PRIVACY LAW—ISRAEL

January 12, 2012

Recent cyber attacks on Israeli websites has the authors of a Jerusalem Post op-ed calling now an opportune time to begin "public debate, and hopefully some legislative follow-up," on the need for a data breach notification law in Israel. Referencing laws in other regions across the globe, the authors say a notification law would not only allow consumers to take steps to protect themselves after a breach but also would motivate companies to better protect consumer data to avoid the reputational and financial costs of a breach. While some organizations claim implementation is cost-prohibitive, the authors point to a survey showing that 92 percent of data breaches could have been detected and prevented by "simple, intermediate controls."   
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