A recently passed UNHRC resolution discouraging commercial engagements with Israel threatens the well-rooted legal architecture of free trade.
Doron Hindin is currently pursuing an LL.M. at Columbia Law School. Prior to Columbia, Doron worked in the Public International Law and Defense, Aerospace and Homeland Security departments of Herzog Fox and Neeman, Israel’s premier international law firm. Doron’s practice involves advising local and international clients on commercial and regulatory matters related to international trade (export controls, trade sanctions, etc.), anti-bribery compliance and a range of complex public international law matters relevant to the region.
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Policy makers have turned to traditional export control systems to govern cyber security, a strategy most recently demonstrated by Israel’s Ministry of Defense. A look at Israel’s current proposal raises broader questions about efforts to subject cyber technologies to export controls.
With active debate in the United States and Western Europe about how governments should deal with the challenges of powerful, commercially available encryption, it is instructive to examine how Israel has been regulating encryption for decades.