Israel - Data Privacy, Data Protection & Human Rights Report, 2018

Israel - Data Privacy, Data Protection & Human Rights Report, 2018

Report Description

Technological advancements have posed many threats to businesses, governments and individuals. Right to privacy in Israel was recognized long ago in their constitution as well as specific laws. Under the Israeli law, a person’s informed consent is one of the most important pre- condition for use and storage of information derived from online communication. Law also provides various rights to the user whose information is stored. Israeli Courts have widened up the scope of information for which the privacy law applies. Information and technology authority regulate different aspects of the protection of privacy regarding the data which is online, which also includes the registration of databases that collect and have access to all the personal information. The law also imposes obligation for transparency regarding the owners, managers and the type of information that is collected and stored.

Israel- Data Privacy, Data Protection & Human Rights Report, 2018 consists of all the major existing legal frameworks that are associated with protection and privacy of data. The report has done an insightful analysis of all the regulations. With the fast-moving technologies, huge amount of data and information is produced every second and protecting them is only possible when law and technology comes together.

The report has also analysed the law that provides a right to request the removal or blockage of information from a database upon the request of the person concerned. Israeli courts have extended the scope of information for which there is a right to privacy under the Law. Violators face criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions.


The complications and glitches that are related to security in the online world is not only growing with a fast pace but also becoming more and more acute even after so many efforts which have been made to improve the cybersecurity system. The report has mentioned case law that includes one of the biggest data breaches in the Israel, and it justifies the point that legal frameworks alone are not sufficient to deal with such issues. There is a greater need for various stakeholders to come together with implementable solutions so as to mitigate the existing and upcoming risks.

The report mentions various provisions that should be followed while handling any kind of data, and the security measures required to protect them. The owners of the data also have various rights according to the legal frameworks.

The report has shown a holistic view of the issues that arise in the digital ecosystem and how these problems can be sorted out with the help of new technologies and existing laws.

Direct and Indirect losses reach up to 1.6 trillion USD due to data breach in 2017

Table of


Table of Contents

  1. Israel Privacy Perception Index
  2. Israel Technology Landscape
  3. Transformation – Cyber Security & Cyber Intelligence
  4. Notable Case – The Power of External forces
  5. International laws on Data Privacy applicable to Israel
    1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948
    2. UN guidelines for the regulation of Computerized Personal data files (1990)
    3. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR)
  6. Multinational Agreements and Framework
    1. OECD Privacy Framework
  7. Israel Legal & Regulatory Framework
    1. Privacy Protection Law (PPL), 5741-1981
    2. Privacy Protection Regulation, 2001
  8. Issues Analysed
    1. Data Privacy
    2. Data Protection
    3. Data Transfer
    4. Disclosure of Information
    5. Surveillance
    6. Liabilities
      1. Primary Liability
        1. Data Controller
        2. Data Processing
        3. Data Storage
        4. Data Transfer
        5. Consent & Notification
      2. Secondary liability
        1. ISP liability
        2. Third Party Liability
  9. Compliances & Agreements

List of


List of Graphs

  1. Average Distribution of Cyber Attacks by Type of Industry (Percentage), 2005-2017
  2. Number of Data Records lost by Tech Giants (Million), Up to 2017
  3. Number of compromised data records in selected data breaches (Million), up to 2017
  4. Top 10 Countries with Highest Privacy Score, 2017
  5. Number of Internet Users in Developed and Developing nations (Billion), 2007-2017
  6. Volume of Data Produced Every Day (Million GB), 1992-2017
  7. Number of Data Records lost in Web Based Industry (Million), 2004-2017
  8. Type of Secondary information Fetch by Apps to Track Behaviour (Percentage), 2017
  9. Type of Primary Information Fetch by Apps to Track Behaviour (Percentage), 2017
  10. Type of App Permissions that can access the User Information(Percentage), 2017
  11. Number of Data Records Stolen by Apps (Million), 2017
  12. Top 15 Vulnerable Apps by Number of Permissions required, 2017
  13. Share of businesses having deployed or deploying an enterprise-wide encryption strategy(Percentage), 2005-2015
  14. Share of Consumer Data Traffic per Month (GB Million), 2017
  15. Number Data Breach and Number of Data Record Stolen(Billion), 2012-2017
  16. Total Data Record Stolen from Government Organizations (Million), 2006-2016
  17. Government Data Breaches where more than 1 Million data records have stolen (Million), 2006-2017
  18. Network of Cyber Security Start-ups and Venture Capitalist in Israel, 2017
  19. List of Companies which has lost more than 100 Million data records in Breaches(Million), 2017
  20. List of Telecom Companies that has lost more than 1 Million data records Globally(Million), 2017
  21. Number of Data Record Lost by Year in Telecom Sector (Million), 2006-2017
  22. Number of Connected Devices Globally (Billion), 2012-2020

Country Analysed


A Complete Analysis of Israel's Law



International, National and Regional Laws

International Laws

  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948
  2. UN guidelines for the regulation of Computerized Personal data files (1990)
  3. international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR)


  1. Privacy Protection Law(PPL), 5741-1981
  2. Privacy Protection Regulation, 2001
International, National and Regional Laws


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