Nerushka Bowan

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Nerushka Deosaran is a technology lawyer based in Johannesburg. Nerushka focuses on data privacy, and has experience with various data privacy matters for a number of international and local clients. She has also been involved in numerous IT related transactions including large multi-jurisdictional outsourcing transactions and broadband network infrastructure projects. She also advises on media law issues, including the use of social media and industry regulation in terms of the Film and Publications Act.

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According to a media statement issued by the Chairperson of the Information Regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Information Regulator’s office held its inaugural meeting on 1 December 2016 at Salu Building in Pretoria. During the meeting the following responsibilities were allocated to the full-time members: Adv Collen Weapond has been designated as the full-time member responsible for the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPI); and Adv Lebogang Stroom-Nzama has been designated as the full-time…
The functions of the Information Regulator include: to provide education about the Protection of Personal Information Act, for example, giving advice to data subjects in the exercise of their rights; to monitor and enforce compliance with POPI; to consult with interested parties; to handle complaints; to conduct research and to report to Parliament; to issue codes of conduct and make guidelines to assist bodies to develop codes of conduct; to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the…
The functions of the Information Regulator include: to provide education about the Protection of Personal Information Act, for example, giving advice to data subjects in the exercise of their rights; to monitor and enforce compliance with POPI; to consult with interested parties; to handle complaints; to conduct research and to report to Parliament; to issue codes of conduct and make guidelines to assist bodies to develop codes of conduct; to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the…
On Wednesday, 7 September 2016, the National Assembly approved the nomination of advocate Pansy Tlakula as the Chairperson of the Information Regulator for the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPI). Four other appointments that were approved – full-time members Advocate Lebogang Stroom and Johannes Weapond; and part-time members Professor Tana Pistorius and Sizwe Snail. The Information Regulator’s office – is an independent entity with jurisdiction in South Africa and is subject to the Constitution…
On Wednesday, 7 September 2016, the National Assembly approved the nomination of advocate Pansy Tlakula as the Chairperson of the Information Regulator for the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPI). Four other appointments that were approved – full-time members Advocate Lebogang Stroom and Johannes Weapond; and part-time members Professor Tana Pistorius and Sizwe Snail. The Information Regulator’s office – is an independent entity with jurisdiction in South Africa and is subject to the Constitution…
The Department of Health in South Africa has recognised that one of the reasons for the failure to achieve ‘Health for All’ as envisioned by the Alma Ata Declaration is the failure to address health systems effectively. In line with their intention to prioritise access to medicines and vaccines the department launched self-service medicine-dispensing machines at the 21st International AIDS Conference in July 2016. This pilot project uses a Pharmacy Dispensing Unit which is a…
The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy. In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Health. Click Here To Read The Entire Article
The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy. In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Health. 1. Stock visibility system (SVS) What is it? The SVS is a mobile application that…