OUR SERVICES _
Assisting organisations in the areas of public law, emergent technology, media law, and data privacy with:
Developing international human rights law.
LEGAL ADVISORY _
Within our practice areas, we offer the following tailored legal advisory services at the intersection of law and technology:
- Concept development and implementation.
- Complaints mechanisms in the media industry, including the Press Council, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.
- Development and implementation of legal instruments, including legislation, legal frameworks, binding instruments and treaties, guidelines, and resolutions.
- Domestic, regional and international advocacy strategies, including before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations.
- Domestic, regional and international law reform, including submissions to parliament on proposed legislation, to human rights bodies, and to special rapporteurs.
- Electoral reform and electronic voting, including compliance with domestic and international law, good practices, and the security of personal information of electoral candidates and voters.
- Regulatory compliance and compliance audits, including transnational compliance, assessments of weaknesses and risks in organisations, the preparation of compliance policies and manuals, and responses to take-down notices.
- Reviews and vetting, including of manuscripts, articles and other publications prior to them being published.
- Treaty body compliance / reporting.
Promoting rights-based technology innovation.
COMMISSIONED RESEARCH _
We employ research-specific methodologies, the latest technology, and participatory processes to ensure the integrity and impartiality of the following commissioned work:
- Comparative legal research.
- Concept notes.
- Discussion documents.
- Identification of case studies.
- Issue papers and position papers.
- Legal opinions.
- Report preparation and writing.
- White papers for start-ups.
Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape.
Using the latest blended-learning methodologies, we offer the following in-person and e-training workshops, including content development, assessments and training-the-trainers:
- Access to information, including access to information legislation, grounds for refusal, and protected disclosures.
- Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, including regulatory measures, opportunities and risks, and practical applications for businesses.
- Cybercrimes and cybersecurity laws.
- Data privacy, including data protection legislation, cross-border transfers, and comparative approaches in different jurisdictions.
- Digital security and encryption in practice.
- Freedom of expression online, including social media, online identity and reputation, hate speech online, and the creation of safe environments for internet users.
- Treating body advocacy and reporting, including jurisdiction, legal duties, and strategies.