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.
Director of Advisory Services
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 (CIPP/E) and US (CIPP/US) privacy laws and regulations, 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.
Senior Privacy Manager
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 a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He 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.
In 2022, Samuel 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.
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.
Prior to joining PrivacyTeam, Guy practiced law in top-tier Israeli law firms that specialize in privacy, IT, IP, cyber-law & data protection.
Guy is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Sapir Academic College. As a student he worked at several law firms and at the department of a judge in the District Court.
In 2022, Guy 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.
Guy speaks Hebrew and English. He is a certified basketball coach, Miami Heat fan, and occasionally attends music festivals around the world.
Itamar Ben David
Itamar joined PrivacyTeam after working in top-tier law firms in Israel, where his practice focused on the nexus of privacy, technology and commercial law. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Itamar served for nearly a decade as an intelligence officer (Major, res.) in the Israeli Defense Forces, specializing in cyber operations and threat intelligence.
Itamar is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E). He holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was also a member of the editorial board of the Mishpatim law review. In addition, Itamar holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in General History and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies from Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Israeli Bar Association.
Itamar speaks English and Hebrew. He is interested in finance, cryptography, history and technology. In his free time you can find him picking up the toys left by his 1-year old boy.
Eyal is a jack of all trades, and loathes the ending of clichés. He arrived at PrivacyTeam from the Operative spheres of hi-tech and localization, after working as a localization specialist, vendors and people manager, and previously as a journalist.
Eyal holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from Sapir Academic College.
He is a sci-fi buff, an overgrown (PC!) gamer, and spends his spare time raising 2 dogs and a cat with his husband in Tel Aviv. Eyal is a staunch believer in human rights, LGBTQ equality, that people are good in essence, and that unicorns are pink.
Rachael joined PrivacyTeam from the high-tech department of a leading law firm in Tel Aviv. Before moving to Israel, she worked at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society in Ottawa, Canada as a legal researcher, and at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Rachael holds degrees in common law (J.D.) and civil law (LL.L) from the University of Ottawa, as well as in political economy (M.A.) from Carleton University, and philosophy (B.A.) from McGill. Prior to law school she worked as a researcher and writer in the Canadian Federal House of Commons. She has won several awards for her research, and has been nationally recognized for her work on automated decision making in Canadian government. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2022.
Rachael speaks English, Hebrew, and French. She is also an avid runner, and spent a significant portion of her time in university representing Carleton and the University of Ottawa on their varsity cross country teams.
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).
Director 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.
Director of Privacy Programs
Prior to joining PrivacyTeam, Einav served as the in-house DPO at a FinTech company with registered offices in Europe, UK, USA, and Australia. Her experience includes Privacy, IPO Readiness, Technology Risk, and Corporate Responsibility consulting.
Prior to working in Privacy, Einav worked at EY for over a decade as a consultant assisting companies in various industries to implement regulatory requirements, improvement programs, and voluntary initiatives. She holds a bachelor's degree (B.Sc.) in Biology from Tel Aviv University.
Though a hardcore Tel-Avivian, Einav is still a kibbutznik at heart. Always happy to watch sci-fi or fantasy, but stopped regular football watching after her heart was broken one too many times. Nevertheless, she can’t help but support the Team in the Mundial (World Cup, dah) and Copa America.
Senior Privacy Manager
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 is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). She holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B., magna cum laude) and a bachelor's degree in History and Literature (B.A., 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.
In 2022, Aya 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.
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.
Sapir joined PrivacyTeam after working in a law firm in Israel where she provided legal advice in the fields of privacy, data protection, technology and cyber law. Prior to that Sapir worked in the fields of fraud prevention and public affairs consulting focusing on national security and foreign policy, including an internship at the Legal Department of the Israeli National Security Council.
She holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Reichman University, and Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College. She is also a member of the Israeli Bar Association.
Sapir speaks English, Hebrew, and conversational Spanish, French and Romanian. In her free time you can find her playing with her dogs or binge watching tv, as she dreams of returning to the Mont Blanc and finishing the 11-day trek she abandoned on day four due to laziness (just kidding it was a bad knee).
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.
Anaïs joined PrivacyTeam after working in law firms in France and Israel as a student and later a lawyer specialized in technology and privacy law, and most recently as a deputy Data Protection Officer (DPO) at the RENAULT Group in Paris.
She holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Panthéon-Assas University, and a Master of Law (LL.M.) from Paris-Descartes University in Digital Law & GDPR, focusing on IT/IP, cyber-law and data protection.
Anaïs speaks French, Hebrew and English. In her free time, you can find her reading or drawing. She has a strange obsession with "The Little Prince" book and secretly dreams of becoming a rock climbing champion.
Operations & Wellbeing Manager
Naama spent a big part of her life in the dance world, having graduated from the Jerusalem Dance Academy with a bachelor degree in Dance, and being qualified as a dance teacher by the Ministry of Education.
In her late twenties she decided to change direction and became a project manager in several business events companies. Naama later relocated to Singapore where she worked as an HR and Administration officer in the Defense Attaché of Israel.
Naama speaks English and Hebrew, and is ever multitasking taking care of her 4 children. Whenever possible, she enjoys shutting herself down in front of reality trash TV shows.