Israel - secure destination for data transfers

14 March 2013

Seminar: Business opportunities after adoption of 2011/61/EU which includes Israel to the list of "safe destinations" for data transfers.

The aim of this seminar is to divulge to Spanish firms with economic and strategic interests in Israel and to Israeli firms that offer their services in Spain the opportunities created by the recent European Commission Decision 2011/61/EU, by which Israel is included in the list of "safe countries" from a data protection standpoint, as well as offering a description of its functioning and potential uses.

The programme

16.30 - 16.45

16.45 - 17.00
Welcome and Introduction
Florentino Portero Rodríguez, Centre Casa Sefarad-Israel

17.00 - 17.45
International data transfers to non-EEA countries
Javier Fernández-Samaniego, managing partner of Bird & Bird (Spain) LLP
Rafael García Gozalo, Coordinator of International Relations, AEPD
Artemi Rallo, former director of AEPD

17.45 - 18.15
Israel recognized as safe country: effects of decision
Yoram Hacohen, former head of Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) 

18.15 - 18.30

18.30 - 19.30
Opportunities for Israeli and Spanish businesses
Yifat Alon-Perel, Economic & Commercial Attaché, Embassy of Israel in Madrid Mr. Gil Gidron, President of Israel Chamber of Commerce in Spain

19.30 - 19.45
Questions and clausure of seminar
Mr. Alon Bar, Embassador of Israel in Spain 

19.45 onwards
Spanish wine

For futher information please contact Maria Meshcherskaya
Tel: +34 91 790 6002