Dr. Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz

Researcher, Democracy in the Information Age Program


Dr. Rachel has joined the IDI as a researcher in the Media Reform program. Rachel is also a research fellow at the Haifa Center for Law and Technology, the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa. She is about to complete her dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren, which focuses on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for increasing the security and resilience of the cyber ecosystem. As a Ph.D candidate Rachel was awarded the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space scholarship under its 2012 Program for Cyber-protection and Advanced Computing.

Rachel has an LL.B degree (magna cum laude) in law, specialized in law and technology, from the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel and an LL.M degree in trade regulation, focusing on intellectual property, from New York University, School of Law.

Rachel was a law clerk to the honorable Judge Bilha Gillor of the Haifa District Court, Israel. During the years 2005-2009 Rachel worked as an attorney at law at the intellectual property department of Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co., Law Offices in Tel Aviv, Israel.


  • Renana Dolev-Harel and Rachel Aridor, Provisional Patent – the two sides of the coin, DERECH HAPATENT, HAARETZ MAGAZINE, 10 (September 2007) (Hebrew).
  • Renana Dolev-Harel and Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, European Consortium and Intellectual Property, Derech Hapatent, Haaretz Magazine, 32 (April 2008) (Hebrew).
  • Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, From Public Performance to Making Available – Novelty or Confusion?” in READINGS IN THE NEW COPYRIGHT ACT (Michael D. Birnhack and Guy Pessach, eds.) (Nevo, 2009) (Hebrew).
  • Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, Antitrust Law – A Stranger in the Wikinomics World? Regulating Anti-Competitive Use of the DRM-DMCA Regime”, 27 J. MARSHALL J. COMPUTER & INFO. L. 1 (2009).
  • Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler and Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, Privacy Law Must be Modified to Suit the Digital Era, THE MARKER (June 5, 2016, 17:45) (Hebrew).
  • Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, The Biometric Database Will End in a Loss of Privacy, THE MARKER (July 25, 2016, 17:20) (Hebrew).
  • Rachel Aridor-Hershkovitz, On Privacy and Pokémon, GLOBES (Sep. 12, 2016, 14:53) (Hebrew).
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