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OUR SERVICES _ 


Assisting organisations in the areas of public law, emergent technology, media law, and data privacy with:

Developing international human rights law.

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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.
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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.

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TRAINING _


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.

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