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TINA POWER

Senior Associate

32-min
public law & Policy, information rights, data privacy
advisory, analysis, research, training
special projects

Developing international human rights law

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ABOUT TINA

Learn more about Tina and her work

  • Tina is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Legal Practice Council. She holds B.A., LL.B. (with Distinction), and LL.M. in Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation degrees from the University of Witwatersrand.

    Before joining ALT Advisory, Tina received the Section27-Students for Law and Social Justice Fellowship where she worked on matters relating to the right to basic education (2016). Thereafter, Tina completed her articles of clerkship at the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg (2017-18) as a Bertha Foundation Justice Fellow working on public law matters. Following her articles, Tina clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2019, Justice Nonkosi Mhlantla). Tina presently also acts as an Senior Associate at Power Singh Inc. (2020-).

    Tina focuses on public law and information rights, with an interest in constitutional law and democratic institutions, children’s rights, online harms reduction, and equality and non-discrimination.

    Tina has a keen interest in understanding how technology and the law can collectively be used to strengthen institutions, reduce harm online, and promote equality.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation

TINA’S RECENT WORK

Learn about Tina’s recent projects

  • Preparing a gender analysis and action plan to mainstream gender in the Joint Labour Migration Programme for Africa – Advisory, Research, Public Law & Policy.

  • Developing a first-of-its-kind online platform providing accessible resources to victims and survivors of online gender-based violence and sexual harassment – Special Projects, Research, Communications & Design, Public Law & Policy.

  • Preparing two joint written submissions on the proposed Domestic Violence Amendment Bill to South Africa’s National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, with Research ICT Africa (RIA), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and Feministing while African – Advisory, Research, Public Law & Policy, Information Rights.

  • Preparing an in-depth research report on the the legal status of children’s right to privacy in South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda – Research, Information Rights.

  • Developing a strategic digital rights litigation toolkit for the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF) – Research, Information Rights, Data Privacy.

  • Drafting a written submission to the Minister of Home Affairs on the Official Identity Management Policy for the Right2Know Campaign – Advisory, Research, Information Rights.

  • Preparing a research report reviewing the security, privacy, and inclusion implications of Covid-19 tracing apps in South Africa – Research, Information Rights, Data Privacy.

  • Assisting the Equal Education with information governance and regulatory compliance in terms of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) – Advisory, Data Privacy.

  • Supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) by facilitating consultations and public participation on the revised Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation – Advisory, Information Rights, Data Privacy.

  • Preparing an article for the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition on the need for feminist internet regulations in Southern Africa – Research, Public Law & Policy, Information Rights.

  • Preparing a written submission on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the revised draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 (right to peaceful assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to the United Nations Human Rights Committee – Research, Public Law & Policy, Information Rights.

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape

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