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Call for Action: Meta’s failures to enforce its Safety and Authenticity rules in Israel

Publishing Date: September 14, 2022

With the upcoming elections looming in Israel, ISOC-IL wishes to raise the awareness of users as well as Meta Group/Facebook in regard to inadequacies regarding their handling of community standards that they themselves stipulated. This can have a worrisome impact on the upcoming elections unless immediate steps are taken to resolve these issues.  ISOC-IL sent a letter on September 13…

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Proposal for Social Networks Regulation in Israel

Publishing Date: April 19, 2022

On March 6, 2022, the Committee for Adapting the Law to the Challenges of Innovation and Technology Acceleration in the Ministry of Justice and the Advisory Committee to Examine Regulation on Digital Content Platforms in the Ministry of Communications, issued an open call for the public. The committees requested the public’s comments on alternative regulatory arrangements designed to block offensive…

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ISOC-IL Position: Promoting Internet Infrastructure for Minorities in Israel

Publishing Date: April 11, 2022

On January 25, 2022, the Ministry of Communications published a Call for Bids to submit responses on the issue of encouraging the deployment of advanced internet infrastructure in ethnic minority towns and villages. On February 13, 2022, a response to the Call for Bids was submitted on behalf of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), the National Committee of Heads of…

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ISOC-IL position against the use of NSO spyware by Israel Police

Publishing Date: January 24, 2022

During January 2022, the Calcalist newspaper published an investigation according to which, for several years, the police have also routinely used offensive cyber tools developed by the NSO Group and allow remote infiltration, without the knowledge of investigated parties. Following this publication Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), together with other civil society organizations, appealed to the Attorney General on January 18,…

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Welcome the new “.ישראל” ccTLD in Hebrew

Publishing Date: November 1, 2021

After the public participation process and an in-depth discussion about the structure of the new ccTLD “.ישראל”, the Board of Directors of Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) has decided to follow the outline of Flat Structure and Sector-pided Structure. This alternative allows internet users in Israel to register Hebrew domain names directly under the ccTLD “.ישראל”. ISOC-IL opted to exclude public…

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ISOC-IL’s position on proposed Basic Law: Judicial Rights

Publishing Date: September 5, 2021

On August 11, 2021, the Ministry of Justice announced its plan to prepare a Basic Law regulating Judicial Rights, which would explicitly secure individuals’ fundamental rights vis-à-vis the judicial system and law enforcement agencies. The law refers to the right of access to courts and a fair trial (rights of suspects, detainees, and defendants). The Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) responded…

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ISOC-IL Response to the Governmental Strategy for Fiber Deployment

Publishing Date: July 30, 2021

The Ministry of Communications’ strategic plan for deploying fiber-optic infrastructure for the Israeli public, which is also enshrined in legislation, consists of two pillars: (a) Bezeq is committed to deploying fiber-optic networks to 80% of the various regions in Israel, at its selection (in other words, the reasons most beneficial for it from a business perspective); (B) The deployment of…

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ISOC-IL and Civil Society Organizations Respond to Omnibus Bill Draft

Publishing Date: July 5, 2021

The Israel Internet Association, Privacy Israel, Law, Technology & Cyber Legal Clinic at University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Israel Democracy Institute, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and International Human Rights Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem oppose the digital procedures proposed by the state in the Arrangements Law submitted soon to the Knesset’s approval. The joint appeal…

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Hebrew Country Code Top Level Domain”.ישראל”

Publishing Date: May 2, 2021

The public is welcome to participate in decisions about theישראל” .“ ccTLD’s operational model Starting Sunday, April 18, 2021, Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) invites Israeli internet users, industry stakeholders, and government officials to join a public participation process in preparation for the upcoming launch of a Hebrew ccTLD: “.ישראל” The new TLD is an addition to Israel’s existing .il suffix.…

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Regulation between online platforms and business users in Israel: ISOC-IL Position

Publishing Date: February 25, 2021

The majority of commercial activity in the Internet age is carried out through online platforms: search engines, social networks, and other platforms that connect consumers to businesses in various fields (such as Gett or Yango for ordering taxis, Wolt or 10bis for ordering food deliveries). Therefore, online platforms are of immense importance for business users, who depend on them to…

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ISOC-IL Position: Regulation between online platforms and business users

Publishing Date: February 24, 2021

The majority of commercial activity in the Internet age is carried out through online platforms: search engines, social networks and other platforms that connect consumers to businesses in various fields (such as Gett or Yango for ordering taxis, Wolt or 10bis for ordering food deliveries). Therefore, online platforms are of immense importance for business users, who depend on them to…

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ISOC-IL annual report 2019 – available online

Publishing Date: July 9, 2020

Israel Internet Association (“ISOC-IL”) has published its annual report for 2019 In the past five years, ISOC-IL has been publishing a detailed annual report, providing the Israeli public full transparency regarding its operations. The report includes an extensive, in-depth overview of ISOC-IL’s major activities, data, and information regarding innovations and various projects that have taken place throughout the year. The…

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“.ישראל ” – New Israeli country code top-level domain (ccTLD)

Publishing Date: May 19, 2020

Today (May 19), ICANN, (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), announced the successful completion of String Evaluation of the proposed Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) string for Israel. ICANN has approved the request of ISOC-IL to assign  ” .ישראל” as the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in Hebrew, and In a few months, once ISOC-IL…

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Israeli internet traffic to local websites has increased by 25%

Publishing Date: March 23, 2020

Data compiled from the Israeli Internet eXchange (IIX), managed by ISOC-IL, indicates that Israeli internet traffic to local websites has increased by 25% in the past two weeks. The Israeli Internet eXchange (IIX), connects all ISPs in Israel. Israeli ISPs are currently connecting to the IIX at rates of up to 100 gigabits per second. Estimating that the volume of…

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