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Israeli Court Upholds DPA Decision

PRIVACY LAW—ISRAEL

September 11, 2012

The Tel Aviv District Court recently upheld an instruction issued by the data protection authority restricting financial institutions from using information about third-party attachment of client accounts for the financial institution’s own purposes, reports Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The 27-page decision includes instructions on outsourcing data processing, employee screening, requirements for user authentication for remote access to personal data and responsibility for databases between health insurers and primary healthcare providers, the report states, adding that the decision is “likely to have far-reaching effects on the validity and weight given to a series of detailed guidance documents from the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority.”
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