Staff Biography

Omer Tene

College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel

Omer Tene

College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel

Omer Tene is an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel, and a legal consultant admitted to practice in Israel and New York. He is currently an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School. He consults the Israeli government, data protection authority and private sector businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, on privacy, data protection and law and technology.

He was appointed by the Israeli Minister of Justice as Member of the National Privacy Protection Council and is a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum; European advisory board of IAPP; and Editorial Board of the International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press). He headed the Steering Committee for the 32nd annual conference of privacy and data protection commissioners.

He is a graduate of the JSD and LL.M. programs at NYU School of Law and received an MBA degree from INSEAD as well as LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from Tel Aviv University. Omer Tene was an associate at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton and at the Paris office of Fried Frank and a Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, where he directed the Data Protection Group. He published articles in English, Hebrew and French on privacy and data protection and comparative financial regulation.

He tweets at http://twitter.com/omertene.

His recent publications include:

Omer Tene, Privacy: The New Generations, 1 International Data Privacy Law (2011)

Omer Tene, Reforming the Law from the Ground Up: Recent Developments in Israel’s Privacy Regulation, 9 (38) BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 1341 (2010).

Omer Tene, What Google Knows: Privacy and Internet Search Engines, 2008 Utah L. Rev. 1434 (2008)