Nerushka Bowan

Emerging tech law, legal tech and innovation

Nerushka Bowan, emerging tech law, legal tech and innovation

Nerushka is an emerging technology law specialist, legal tech innovator and speaker. She is a co-chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has a background working as a technology & privacy lawyer, and business development manager for technology and innovation, for an international law firm and has work experience in both London and Melbourne. She uses her unique experience and forward looking mindset to identify future risks and ask the legal and ethical questions brought about by emerging technology, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics. She recently spoke at the PluralsightLIVE conference in Salt Lake City, USA. To find out more you can visit nerushkabowan.com, follow her on Twitter @NerushkaBowan, like her Facebook page and connect with her on LinkedIn.

Nerushka Bowan will be speaking on the following topic:

Everything you need to know about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) v POPIA

The GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. It becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR was designed to harmonise privacy laws across Europe. The biggest change comes with the extended jurisdiction of the GDPR as it applies to all companies processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the EU, regardless of the company's location. Those organisations in non-compliance will face heavy fines of up to 4% on global turnover or EUR20 million – whichever is greater.

  • This talk will give a high-level overview of the GDPR, while emphasising similarities and differences with POPIA.

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