On January 5, 2010, the Article 29 Working Party published an opinion dated December 1, 2009, finding that Israeli data protection law largely provides an "adequate level of data protection" under the European Union Data Protection Directive 95/46. The European Commission will now take this opinion into account when determining whether to issue an "adequacy decision" for Israel in the coming months. Such a decision would provide that data transfers to Israel from the EU are adequately protected for purposes of compliance with the Directive.