The Israel Tech Policy Institute and the Israel Bar Association invite you to a seminar January 24th, 09:00 in Tel Aviv – on legal issues concerning the core of the digital economy and society in the age of the Internet.
In one of the sessions, Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky will be leading a discussion on how Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and legislative efforts in the United States are affecting the global privacy landscape. In the final session, ITPI Director Limor Shmerling and other panelists will discuss recent attempts to update Israel’s 1981 privacy protection law.
Jeff Jarvis is professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of Geeks Bearing Gifts, Public Parts, What Would Google Do?, and Gutenberg the Geek and cohost of the podcast This Week in Google. Previously, he was president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications (Condé Nast); creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic of TV Guide and People; and a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner.
Keynote 1: The Future of Media in a Digital Economy
Ms. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin first held various posts with the French State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”), as an “auditeur” from 1986 to 1989, a “maître des requêtes” (counsel) from 1989 to 2001 and was responsible of the relations with the print and broadcast media from 1988 to 1991. Ms. Falque-Pierrotin also served as Deputy Chair of the French Ministry of Culture and French-Speaking World Matters from 1993 to 1995. She became State Counselor (“Conseiller d’Etat”) in November 2001.
After serving as Chair of the Interministerial Commission on Internet Affairs in 1996, she was appointed as an Expert adviser for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 1997 and as “rapporteur général” of the report of the French State Council on “Internet and Digital Networks” from 1997 to 1998. From 2001 to December 2010, Ms. Falque-Pierrotin was Chair of the Advisory Board and General Delegate (“déleguée générale”) of the French Internet Rights Forum (“Forum des droits sur l’internet”).
Keynote 2: GDPR and AI: Lessons From Paris to Brussels
Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli (1957) has been appointment European Data Protection Supervisor since 4 December 2014 by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years.
Before joining the EDPS, he worked as Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority, a position he occupied between 1997 and 2009. A member of the Italian judiciary with the rank of Cassation judge, he has attended to many initiatives and committees on data protection and related issues at international level.
The experience on data protection includes the participation in many bodies at European Union level (including Art. 31 Committee of Directive n. 95/46/EC and Taiex programs), and at the Council of Europe (in particular, also as a consultant, T‐PD; CJ‐PD, DH‐S‐Ac, Venice Commission), as well as the contribution to many hearings, meetings and workshops held also by Parliaments and to specialized book journals and papers.
He currently teaches on privacy at the Luiss University, Rome.
Keynote 2: Beyond GDPR: Data Ethics, AI, and Algorithmic Decision Making
Alon Bachar was appointed as Head of the PPA - Privacy Protection Authority of Israel (former ILITA) on September 2013.
Prior to joining the PPA, Bachar has served in a variety of public positions. During the years 2008-2013 Bachar served as Head of the Israeli Corporations Authority (ICA). During his term, Bachar led significant reforms in corporation and none-profit organizations regulation.
From 2007-1998 Bachar served as Deputy of the District Public Defender for Jerusalem. Bachar, together with the Public District Defender, has led the establishment of the district defender office and together with the Public District Defender, managed the district public defender, after its establishment.
From 1998-1996 Bachar was Head of the Southern Command and the Ground Forces Command Military Defense Office where he served as a defense attorney, where he supervised the legal defense given to soldiers in military courts.
Bachar has also served as a member of a variety of commissions, committees and councils and has taught a variety courses in the academia (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IDC - Herzliya and The Ramat Gan Law and Business College).
Welcome and Introduction
Our events are all part of Cyber Week, an annual cybersecurity conference held at Tel Aviv University in Israel, with Cyber Week 2018 running from June 17th to June 21st. It offers a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts which brings together industry leaders, startups, investors, academics, diplomats, and other government officials. Delivering a thought-provoking exchange of knowledge, methods, and ideas, it is a leading international conference in cybersecurity.Learn More