We are a bunch of humans who are truly passionate about working in privacy.
Some of us were initially drawn through its tech or business aspects; others by its strong ties to human rights and the law. Through PrivacyTeam we get to continue our professional and personal growth, and take a leading role in defining what privacy compliance means in practice.
We get to form meaningful relationships with each other and with our clients, each with their own crazy cool personality and alien-grade skills and ideas. We also get to positively impact and protect the privacy of hundreds of millions around the world, all from our cozy little office in central Tel Aviv.
We finally get to become the privacy heroes our dogs think we are.
We are constantly looking for brilliant, multi-talented and fun individuals to join our team. If you share our passions and believe you will be a good fit - please let us know (and check out our careers page!)
Founder & CEO
Aner founded PrivacyTeam in 2018, after working in Tech, Privacy & Data Protection for over a decade. He is an award-winning data privacy researcher, a former Tech & Privacy attorney at prominent Israeli law firms, and was also the first in-house Product & Privacy Counsel at Wix.com.
He serves as Data Protection Officer (DPO) and leads the privacy programs at dozens of global organizations; manages and contributes to privacy training, awareness-raising and think-tank activities; and often speaks on the importance of simplicity, practicality and relationship-building in privacy compliance, including as a regular lecturer in the Data Protection Officers course at Tel Aviv University's Institute of Legal Arts.
Aner is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in US (CIPP/US) and European (CIPP/E) privacy laws and regulations, and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He holds a LL.B. and LL.M. in Law & Technology from the University of Haifa, and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In 2016, Aner was admitted by the IAPP to the inaugural class of Fellows of Information Privacy (FIP), in recognition of leaders in the privacy field for their considerable achievements and for their contributions in advancing the privacy profession. In 2019-2020 he also served as co-chair of the IAPP's Israeli chapter.
He is also quite nice, an ever-optimistic Utah Jazz fan, a decent punk drummer, and a below-average gamer.
Head of Consulting
Avishai joined PrivacyTeam after working for over a decade in tier one Israeli and UK law firms, and, most recently, as the founder and head of the privacy department at a leading UK law firm.
Avishai is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He holds degrees in Law & Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. He has also qualified as a lawyer in both Israel and England and Wales, and has years of experience providing companies of all sizes, and from all over the globe, practical, no-nonsense advice on all matters relating to their global privacy programs and strategies.
In 2021, Avishai was admitted by the IAPP as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), in recognition of leaders in the privacy field for their considerable achievements and for their contributions in advancing the privacy profession. He also volunteers as the co-chair of the IAPP's Israeli chapter, and as a mentor to nascent entrepreneurs and startups as part of the Techstars Tel Aviv tech accelerator.
Avishai is a die-hard (and tortured) New York Jets fan, enjoys a variety of music genres – from classical to heavy metal – and religiously attends spinning classes.
Aya joined PrivacyTeam after working for several years as the Legal Counsel for The Freedom of Information Movement (an Israeli NGO), prior to which she served as a Privacy Consultant in tier one Israeli law firms and in Israel's Privacy Protection Authority at the Ministry of Justice.
Before turning to law, Aya spent half a decade working as a News Desk Editor for a couple of Israel's leading daily newspapers, where she honed her skills of constant learning and found her passion for Privacy and Data Protection.
Aya holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B., magna cum laude) and a B.A. in History and Literature (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. As a student, she served as a research assistant for an interdisciplinary study on Privacy by Design, co-edited TAU's Journal of Law, Society & Culture, and worked as a TA for classes in Contract Law, Workers' Rights and Social Justice, and Poetry: The Basics. Currently, Aya is an Emile Zola Fellow in the Takkanah LL.M. program for Human Rights Law at the College of Management.
Aya speaks Hebrew and English, and dreams of mastering German as well as reviving her long lost French. In her free time, you can find her abusing her neighbours' patience while playing her beloved pocket-trumpet, reading historical and fantasy fiction, and drawing some very poor comics.
Prior to joining PrivacyTeam, Guy practiced law in top-tier Israeli law firms that specialize in privacy, IT, IP, cyber-law & data protection.
Guy holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Sapir Academic College, and as a student he worked at several law firms and at the department of a judge in the District Court.
Guy speaks Hebrew and English. He is a certified basketball coach, Miami Heat fan, and occasionally attends music festivals around the world.
Dina joined PrivacyTeam after working as an IP paralegal for several years, followed by an internship at a leading law firm, focusing on litigation and IP.
Dina holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Haifa, where she was on the debate team.
Dina speaks Adyghe, Hebrew and English. She enjoys pottery making, yoga and reading.
Head of Privacy Operations
Miki gained his unique mix of Operations, Business Development, Sales, Production and Customer Relations experience while working at some of Israel's most prominent startups and tech companies, in various industries such as Cyber Privacy, AdTech and Retail.
Miki is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/E). He has a Practical Engineering degree from the IAF Technical School, and holds a B.A. in Business Management & International Relations from Ramat Gan College. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In 2021, Miki was admitted by the IAPP as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), in recognition of leaders in the privacy field for their considerable achievements and for their contributions in advancing the privacy profession.
Miki has climbed peaks on 3 continents, frequently changes his 20-digits long computer password, and speaks English, Hebrew, Russian and Klingon.
Senior Privacy Consultant
Prior to joining PrivacyTeam, Samuel practiced law in premium law firms with a focus on international, high-tech, and corporate law. After years of actively following the development of the privacy sector, he finally decided to take the leap and cross-over.
Samuel is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/E), and holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Israel (College of Management) and a Master of Law (LL.M.) from the Netherlands (Maastricht University), where he also partook in an international traineeship in the legal department of the Israeli Embassy.
Samuel speaks English, Hebrew, German, and French and, having grown up and lived in numerous countries across different continents, suffers from identity crises on a daily basis.
Privacy Operations Manager
Noa joined PrivacyTeam after working for several years as a webmaster, translator, and localization specialist for multiple global companies.
Noa holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Bar-Ilan University. She volunteered at “Shakuf” (the first public-owned media organization), where she wrote several articles about law and politics.
During her military service, she served as a combat fitness instructor and she is also a former professional handball player. In her free time, you can find her buying some new vinyl records for her collection, running, or playing tennis.
Privacy Operations Manager
Chen joined PrivacyTeam after working a decade in the public sector and academia, where she gained special research, project management, and operational skills.
Chen holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science with an internship in Neuroscience from Ariel University, and an M.A. in Government with an internship in Political Marketing from Reichman University. These days, she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and Decisions Making at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Chen speaks Hebrew and English. She practices yoga and meditations regularly, loves music, and will be at the beach in her free time.
Jonathan has been involved in the Israeli Tech & Business world for over a decade, as legal advisor to various businesses, from early-stage startups to mature companies, investment funds and angel investors. He has vast technological knowledge, as well as hands-on experience as a software developer and support engineer.
Jonathan holds an LL.B. (magna cum laude) and B.Sc. (computer science, magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University, and is a member of the Israeli Bar since 2007. Jonathan also served as a member of the Audit Committee of the Public Knowledge Workshop (a non-profit organization).