This post was written by Nick Tyler.

The EU Commission has recently approved Israel as a country providing “an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union”.

This follows a lengthy process which was nearly derailed, after Irish Government objections, following the assassination in Dubai last January of a Hamas official allegedly committed by agents of Mossad, Israel’s Secret Service, and associated allegations of identity theft involving the passports of Irish (as well as UK) citizens.Continue Reading Israel is welcomed to the ranks of EU-approved personal data destinations