The Takeaway

Hi, I’m Avishai. Originally from the US, I have lived in Vienna, London, and I now live with my family in a city near Tel Aviv, Israel. Ever since I was a teenager I have been passionate about new and emerging technologies. As an adult, my career path has led me to one of the most interesting areas (in my mind) of tech-law, privacy, and data protection. I first qualified as an Israeli corporate and M&A lawyer, and qualified a few years later as an English solicitor.

Ever since the introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018, there seems to be a news story – often front page news – every day, relating to GDPR and data protection. Normally EU news is just that – news in the EU. But, with GDPR’s extra-territorial application, it practically applies to most every business in the world today. And, with law makers around the world looking to GDPR as the “gold standard” of privacy legislation, it could be argued that GDPR is, perhaps, more important outside of Europe than it is within it.

With that in mind, I set out trying to find a source of information that would give me good quality reporting about the GDPR news-of-the-day, with the unique angle of how that news relates to individuals and businesses outside of the EU. I couldn’t find one. So, I decided to create my own. This blog will focus on bringing you thoughts, insights and ideas on the latest GDPR-related news, with the non-EU corporate and businessperson – trying to grapple with this massive, ever-changing area of European law – in mind. I welcome your comments, thoughts, questions and recommendations in the comments section.

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