Following the ECJ’s recent decision to invalidate the Safe Harbor arrangement, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority released a statement declaring that Israel-to-U.S. transfers of personal data may no longer proceed on the basis of a safe-harbor exception in Israeli law that was tied to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor.  This is just one more ripple effect emanating from the ECJ’s destruction of the Safe Harbor, with more to come.  One additional reason Israel might have taken this step is that Israel is one of the few countries whose data protection laws have been deemed “adequate” by the EU, which allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to Israel.  Had Israel continued to allow personal data to flow freely to Safe Harbor-certified companies in the United States, Israel’s own “adequate” status in the EU might have been placed into doubt.