Adv. Rivki Dvash, is a consultant and lecturer in the field of transparency, government and society, and one of the founders of the “Israel Privacy” non-profit organization. Dvash gained her professional and managerial experience in the Ministry of Justice, where she worked in various positions, including senior management positions and in the ministry’s executive forum. Among her positions: Head of the Freedom of Information Governmental Unit, Temporary Head of Privacy Protection Authority, Head of Registration and Inspection Department, Referent at the Department of Counseling and Legislation – (Ministry of Justice), duties were mainly on topics of privacy & data protection, freedom of information, wiretapping and archives.
As part of her public duties, Dvash led, inter alia, the joint venture on access to information about public rights (KOL ZCHUT), established and coordinated a committee to examine data protection legislation (Schoffman report). Dvash Participated as a member in inter-ministerial committees among others, in the inter-ministerial team which examined biometric applications and in the team which examined the principles for disclosure of information by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
Dvash’s areas of practice at the institute will deal with the interface between technology and government, the ways technology induced changes in the democratic discourse, and the pathways which the state take to deal with these challenges.