Israel Privacy Protection Act and Protection of Privacy Law

In Israel, privacy is a constitutional right under Article 7 of Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. In addition, the Privacy Protection Act ("PPA") contains additional privacy legislation dealing with data protection and was entered into force in 1981. Further, Israeli law includes an omnibus privacy and data protection statute, the Protection of Privacy Law (5741-1981) ("PPL"), which confers the right to privacy and data protection on individuals. Under the PPL, personal information includes data pertaining to an individual’s: personality; familial status; intimate affairs; health or medical condition; financial status; professional qualifications; opinions or beliefs.  Israeli case law interpreting PPL extends regulated data beyond the foregoing definitions by protecting an individual’s name, address, contact information, and other identifiable information such as an IP address.

As a possessor of customer information, as defined under PPA, Proofpoint is subject to confidentiality and security requirements. For detailed information on how Proofpoint ensures confidentiality and security of your personal information, please review the Data Security Policy found on Proofpoint’s Trust site. Under Israeli law, Proofpoint is not considered a "database owner."

Additionally, from the point of view of the European Union, Israel is a country that has been deemed by the European Commission (on the basis of article 45 of GDPR) to provide adequate protection for personal data flowing from the EU to Israel without any further safeguard (such as Standard Contractual Clauses) being necessary.

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Last updated May 15, 2024.

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