Jan 24,2019 / News / Johannesburg Seminar

The exponential increase in data breaches globally highlights the threat to both company and customer data. Understanding compliance and best practice data management, incident preparedness and the ability to have in place, just in time know‑how and experience based on legal and security advice, is an undisputed requirement. South African businesses do not operate in isolation and understanding data and privacy protection is vital.

Werksmans has compiled a panel of international and regulatory experts to address many of these issues.


  • Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Director and Head of Data Protection & Privacy practice area, Werksmans Attorneys
  • Neil Kirby, Director and Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice area, Werksmans Attorneys
  • Professor Tana Pistorius, part-time member at the Information Regulator, South Africa and South African Research Chair in Law, Society and Technology hosted by the College of Law, UNISA
  • Romain Perray, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
  • Mitch Sowden, Senior Information Security Consultant Advisory Wolfpack Information Risk