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TARA DAVIS

Senior Associate

57-min
DATA PRIVACY, INFORMATION RIGHTS, AI, PUBLIC LAW & POLICY
advisory, analysis, research, training
special projects

Developing international human rights law

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ABOUT TARA

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  • Tara is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She holds a B.A. (Rhodes) and a LL.B. (University of Cape Town), and is currently completing her LL.M. in Information and Communications Law at the University of Witwatersrand.

    Before joining ALT Advisory, Tara completed her articles of clerkship at a civil litigation firm. Thereafter she worked at Corruption Watch (2018-20), a civil society organisation, where she engaged in strategic litigation to bring about greater accountability and the achievement of human rights. Tara is still concerned with issues around accountability and transparency and assists clients with the development of good governance processes.

    Tara presently also acts as an Associate at Power Singh Inc. (2020-).

    Tara focuses on public law and information rights and is particularly interested in the interplay between access to information and privacy. She is fascinated by the bounds of freedom of expression and understanding its application online. Her practice also focuses on understanding the impact of technology on human rights, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.

    Tara leads the ALT AI special project.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation

TARA’S RECENT WORK

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    • Assisting various organisations with information governance and regulatory compliance in terms of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.
    • Engaging in research on artificial intelligence (AI) with the objective of creating a suitable framework for safeguarding fundamental rights in the planning and implementation of AI in Africa.

    • Assisting with the development of a fictional story aimed at teenagers that demonstrates the harms of the misuse of personal information and the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape

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