Washington, DC – November 20, 2018 – The Israel Tech Policy Institute and Future of Privacy Forum today announced Limor Shmerling Magazanik as ITPI Managing Director and FPF Senior Fellow. In this role, Magazanik will provide leadership on day-to-day operational matters of ITPI, including directing ITPI’s policy agenda; engaging policymakers, regulators, academics, and business leaders; convening multi stakeholder groups for discussion; and overseeing communications with the public and the advisory board.
This event, organised by the parliament’s research center, raised prominent questions about the role of legislatures and regulators, in governing the internet activity of tech giants, for the protection of people’s rights.
In an age when personal information has become the most important raw material for creating economic value, legislation on the protection of privacy plays a central role in balancing important human rights with competing values such as national security, economic efficiency and scientific research.
Where is Israel located in relation to the countries of the world?
One of the most major developments in data protection in Israel in the past year has been the publication of the Privacy Protection (Data Security) Regulations, in May 2017, which came into effect in May 2018.
ITPI co-chairman Jules Polonetsky had the opportunity to meet with Ireas Cook, the new Senior Commercial Officer to Israel for the US Department of Commerce.
Cook was a guest at the The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Israel Business Initiative, meeting with experts before leaving for her posting to the US Embassy in Israel.
Polonetsky gave Ms Cook an over view of the key tech policy issues of interest to the US-Israel relationship, including data protection, intermediary liability and mobility/connected car policy issues.
Cook has extensive experience representing the US Department of Commerce around the globe, but this will be her first posting to Israel.
We look forward to working with her.
Training data sets are essential for the future of mobility research and the future safety of transportation.
GDPR Presentation and Legitimate Interest report to be sent to Israel Tech Policy Institute subscribers, Cyber Week follow up!
Facebook, Google ban Hamas accounts, Twitter needs to take action as well.
Above, Commissioner Jerouva with Tech Policy Institute Co-chairman Omer Tene and the EU Ambassador to Israel
Last year, Commissioner Jourova joined the Tech Policy Institute in Tel Aviv to discuss the European view on privacy law and on self regulation for content removal.
ITPI hosts leading experts on privacy and data protection from USA and Israel to discuss the new European General Data Protection Regulation, privacy and security law in Israel and the prospects of legislation in the U.S.
ITPI is honored to welcome its founding Advisory Board and looks forward to the advice and guidance of these leaders from academia, industry and civil society.
Today’s cities are pervaded by growing networks of connected technologies to generate actionable, often real-time data about themselves and their citizens. Relying on ubiquitous telecommunications technologies to provide connectivity to sensor networks and set actuation devices into operation, smart cities routinely collect information on cities’ air quality, temperature, noise, street and pedestrian traffic, parking capacity, distribution of government services, emergency situations, and crowd sentiments, among other data points.
We began operations in June 2017 as the US-Israel Tech Policy Institute and soon discovered that our activities were drawing significant interest from European leaders and beyond. Keynotes at our inaugural event held together with 2017 Tel Aviv University CyberWeek included top officials from the European Union such as Vera Jerouva, European Union Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality and other top European Commission leaders who were eager to stay involved with the organization. So to better reflect the global agenda of the Institute, we have re-launched as the Israel Tech Policy Institute.
Lauren Smith, Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, is working with ITPI on plans to help Israeli companies working on the next generation of automotive technologies manage the global policy issues facing these companies. In “Data and the Connected Car – Version 1.0,” Lauren describes the basic data-generating devices and flows in today’s connected vehicles. The infographic will help consumers and businesses alike understand the emerging data ecosystems that power incredible new features—features that can warn drivers of an accident before they see it, or jolt them awake if they fall asleep at the wheel. On June 19, Lauren, along with a number of mobility leaders will meet for an invite only round table discussion at Tel Aviv University's CyberWeek. Contact [email protected] to request an invitation.