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MICHAEL POWER

Director // Co-founder // Practice Lead: Public Law & Emergent Technology

Michael Power ALT
public law, emergent technology, information rights
advisory, analysis, research, training, tech
special projects

Developing international human rights law

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ABOUT MICHAEL

Learn more about Michael and his work

  • Michael is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with Right of Appearance) and a member of the Legal Practice Council. He holds B.A., LL.B. (with Distinction), and LL.M. in Public International Law (with Distinction) degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Certificate in International Trade Regulation from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern.

    Michael focuses on public law, information rights and data privacy, and emergent technology, with a particular interest in the development and implementation of constitutional law, international law and emergent technologies. He is also a director and co-founder of Power Singh Inc. (2018-) and currently acts as an adviser to the International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations (INCLO) in its Protest Rights and Policing thematic area.

    Before forming ALT Advisory, Michael practised public law at the Legal Resources Centre (2012-14; 2015-17), and he clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2014, Justice Bess Nkabinde) and the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Johannesburg (2011, Justice Kathleen Satchwell).

    Michael has appeared before various courts and tribunals in South Africa, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Council.

    Michael has a keen interest in understanding the intersection between law and technology and how technology can be used to protect and promote fundamental rights.

    He is presently running the Data Protection Africa and Democracy 2.0 special projects.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape

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OUR PEOPLE

The ALT Advisory Team

Avani Singh (ALT)

Avani Singh

Director // Co-Founder // Practice Lead: Information Rights & Data Privacy

LinkedIn | @AvaniS_RSAE-mail Avani

Michael Power ALT

Michael Power

Director // Co-Founder // Practice Lead: Public Law & Emergent Technology

LinkedIn | @MikePowerRSA | E-mail Michael

32-min

Tina Power

Senior Analyst // Researcher

LinkedIn | E-mail Tina

12-min

Tara Davis

Analyst // Researcher

E-mail Tara

38-min (2)

S’lindile Khumalo

Analyst // Researcher

LinkedIn | E-mail S’lindile

13-min

Wendy Trott

Analyst // Researcher

LinkedIn | @Wendy_Trott | E-mail Wendy

46-min

Jessie Rashid

Office Manager // Human Resources Officer

LinkedIn | @Rashid_Jessie | E-mail Jessie

23-min

Kwazi Nwana

 Technology // Design Officer

LinkedIn | E-mail Kwazi

38-min

Dércio Tsandzana

Independent Lusophone Consultant

LinkedIn | @derciotsandzana

49-min

Siphathisiwe Mncube

Part-time Office Support

32-min

ENI

Data Privacy Defender

@ENI_ALTAdvisory