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Consolidated text: Commission Decision of 31 January 2011 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data by the State of Israel with regard to automated processing of personal data (notified under document C(2011) 332) (Text with EEA relevance) (2011/61/EU)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2011/61(1)/2016-12-17

02011D0061 — EN — 17.12.2016 — 001.001


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 31 January 2011

pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data by the State of Israel with regard to automated processing of personal data

(notified under document C(2011) 332)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2011/61/EU)

(OJ L 027 1.2.2011, p. 39)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/2295 of 16 December 2016

  L 344

83

17.12.2016




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COMMISSION DECISION

of 31 January 2011

pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data by the State of Israel with regard to automated processing of personal data

(notified under document C(2011) 332)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2011/61/EU)



Article 1

1.  
For the purposes of Article 25(2) of Directive 95/46/EC, the State of Israel is considered as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union in relation to automated international transfers of personal data from the European Union or, where they are not automated, they are subject to further automated processing in the State of Israel.
2.  
The competent supervisory authority of the State of Israel for the application of the legal data protection standards in the State of Israel is the ‘Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA)’, referred to in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

1.  
This Decision concerns only the adequacy of protection provided in the State of Israel, as defined in accordance with international law, with a view to meeting the requirements of Article 25(1) of Directive 95/46/EC and does not affect other conditions or restrictions implementing other provisions of that Directive that pertain to the processing of personal data within the Member States.
2.  
This Decision shall be applied in accordance with international law. It is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, under the terms of international law.

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Article 3

Whenever the competent authorities in Member States exercise their powers pursuant to Article 28(3) of Directive 95/46/EC leading to the suspension or definitive ban of data flows to the State of Israel in order to protect individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data, the Member State concerned shall, without delay, inform the Commission which will forward the information to the other Member States.

Article 4

1.  
The Commission shall, on an ongoing basis, monitor developments in the Israeli legal order that could affect the functioning of this decision, including developments concerning access to personal data by public authorities, with a view to assessing whether the State of Israel continues to ensure an adequate level of protection of personal data.
2.  
The Member States and the Commission shall inform each other of cases where the action of bodies responsible for ensuring compliance with the standard of protection in the State of Israel fails to secure such compliance.
3.  
The Member States and the Commission shall inform each other of any indications that interferences by Israeli public authorities responsible for national security, law enforcement or other public interests with the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data go beyond what is strictly necessary, or that there is no effective legal protection against such interferences.
4.  
Where evidence shows that an adequate level of protection is no longer ensured, including in situations referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article, the Commission shall inform the competent Israeli authority and, if necessary, propose draft measures in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 31(2) of Directive 95/46/EC with a view to repealing or suspending this Decision or limiting its scope.

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Article 5

The Commission shall monitor the functioning of this Decision and report any pertinent findings to the Committee established under Article 31 of Directive 95/46/EC, including any evidence that could affect the finding in Article 1 of this Decision, that protection in the State of Israel is adequate within the meaning of Article 25 of Directive 95/46/EC and any evidence that this Decision is being implemented in a discriminatory way. In particular, it shall monitor the processing of personal data in manual databases.

Article 6

Member States shall take all the measures necessary to comply with the Decision within three months of the date of its notification.

Article 7

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.




ANNEX

Competent supervisory authority referred to in Article 1(2) of this Decision:

The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority

The Government Campus

9th floor

125 Begin Rd

Tel Aviv

Israel

Mailing address:

PO Box 7360

Tel Aviv, 61072

Tel. + 972-3-7634050

Fax + 972-2-6467064

E-mail: ILITA@justice.gov.il

Website: http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng/RashutTech/default.htm

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