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Israel: PPA publishes report on protection of privacy in context of money transfers and app payments

The Privacy Protection Authority ('PPA') published, on 4 November 2020, a report on privacy in the use of widgets for the transfer of funds and payments in the business context and opened the same for public consultation. In particular, the report indicates that such widgets must ensure the protection of privacy of users due to the inherent risks which they pose to their privacy and that the consent of users must be obtained for their registration. Furthermore, the report outlines, among other things, that the PPA had examined the privacy policy and terms of use of the main apps currently operating in the Israeli market and found that, although the manner in which the apps currently operate specifically violates the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981, special emphasis should be placed on the process for obtaining consent for registration and use of apps, in order to allow users optimum control of their information and to ensure that the use of their information occurs with their full consent. 

Comments may be submitted via email to [email protected] until 12:00 on 3 December 2020.

You can read the press release here and the report here, both only available in Hebrew.