Limor Shmerling Magazanik is the Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI), a policy think-tank and research institute founded in Tel-Aviv in 2018 as the Israeli chapter of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). Previously Limor served for a decade with the Israel Privacy Protection Authority, as Director of Strategic Alliances and as Director of Licensing & Inspection.
She was also an adjunct lecturer at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the IDC Herzliya School of Law and is a frequent public speaker in academic and business conferences.
She earned a bachelor’s in Law, a Master’s in Literature focused on Women and Gender and a Master’s in Public Law, all from Tel Aviv University and is a certified lawyer and a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM).
In 2018 Limor was chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top 50 women in tech.
She is also a member of the OECD's expert group on information governance, and this year organized a workshop with the OECD and the Israeli Ministry of Health on the ethical use of health data for research. In preparation for the workshop, she published a report on the national policies of 8 countries that support the use of health data for research.