A senior lawyer explains: This is how you will deal with the leakage of your personal information to the network

The head of the Internet and cyber department at the firm of Pearl-Justice, lawyer Haim Rabia, spoke today (Wednesday) with Anat Davidov on her program “Where is the money” on 103FM and explained the legal options available to victims of information leaks stolen by Iranian hackers. In addition, he criticized the state’s conduct on cyber security, claiming that “the state, in a persistent manner, has refrained from amending the Privacy Act and is itself collecting information about its citizens. “It does not apply to itself. I think there is a great deal of innocence on the part of the state when it bathes in coercion in these contexts.”

Advocate Revia came out in defense of the companies that were broken into and said that “even before the facts are known, they are already known about them. The company may not have complied with the provisions of the law and information security regulations. “First, if this is true, what a person whose details have been revealed can do, if, for example, the company did not collect the information with his consent or did not secure it, the person has a cause of action against that company.”

“Immediately the person you are in conflict with is the one who collected the details from you and did not secure it properly. Your claims as an individual should be directed towards this body. The big problem is that it is very difficult to quantify the financial damage for invasion of privacy. “It is very complicated for an individual to conduct such a lawsuit, which is super professional and involves technological questions, it is also not economical,” he continued.

According to him, the language of the law today does not allow people to band together in this field and file a class action lawsuit, despite the individual’s difficulty in dealing with such a lawsuit: “The Class Insights Act simply does not allow a class action lawsuit. “By adding insights to the fence of insights that can be submitted as part of it and it is not done. There are usually all kinds of legal maneuvers, which present the invasion of privacy as an infringement of the consumer interest, breach of contract, etc. Then through this hole the claim can be filed as a class action.”

“Different levels of sensitivity of information. Medical and intimate information as in the case of the ‘Atref’ app is probably at the highest level of sensitivity, it affects, among other things, how it should have been secured. It requires much more than those who hold such information. “He is exposed to a more significant damage claim, we can all instinctively feel that if there is public information about my sexual orientation that I hid or if there is information about my residential address then the damage is much smaller,” concluded Adv.

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