Amit Ashkenazi

Legal Advisor and Head of the Legal Department, National Cyber Directorate of Israel

Amit is in charge of developing and deploying the Directorate's domestic and international legal policy, and manages the INCD legal department. This includes legal counsel for policy, regulation and operations. Amit has been active in law, technology and policy issues within government since 2002, including Copyright law, Data Protection and Privacy, Electronic signatures, E-government, and Cybersecurity, and has represented the Israeli government in the Israeli Knesset, and in the international sphere. In 2019 Amit represented Israel in the drafting of the OECD Recommendations on AI. Before joining the INCD in 2014 to set up its legal department, Amit was Head of the Legal Department in the Israeli Law Information and Technology Authority in the Ministry of Justice (ILITA), now renamed The Privacy Protection Authority, Israel's Data Protection Authority. In this context he was involved in international data protection issues, including the EU Adequacy finding of Israel's Data Protection regime and in the OECD. Since 2013, Amit teaches a graduate course on Law and Information Technology in the Center for Law and Technology in the Haifa University Faculty of Law, and since 2021 also in the TAU Graduate program on Cyber, Politics and Government.

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