TECH.LAW.POLICY.AFRICA

EndCode actively pursues an African agenda in tech law and policy development at national, regional and international levels to increase access to the benefits of technology and innovation on the continent.

EndCode is Africa’s rising against technology, innovation and intellectual property policies that negatively impact the continent’s ability to extract the benefits of emerging ICT centred economies.

ABOUT ENDCODE

Exceptional Advisory Services

EndCode was established to respond to the need for a technology law and policy resource and knowledge base in Africa.

 
 

ADVISORY SERVICES

EndCode Advisory provides clients including local, regional and international: companies, public sector agencies, regulators, academia, research organisations and development community with technology law and policy advisory services.

What is EndCode Advisory?

Our expertise is in African laws and policies is in areas such as privacy, access to information, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, electronic signatures and contracts, electronic records, evidence and discovery, electronic government, electronic records, cybersecurity, interception and surveillance, intellectual property management and technology innovation and commercialisation.

What do Tech Lawyers do?

A tech lawyer assists clients in innovating securely.

A specialist advisor who helps clients understand legal liability arising from the use of technology. With this understanding in place, clients can explore business and technology opportunities without infringing the law.

Technology lawyers address evolving technologies and their impact on ecommerce, intellectual property, consumer rights, information security, privacy and data security.

What is Technology Law?

Technology law deals with the laws that govern the use of information technologies.

It is a cross-disciplinary area of law that deals with traditional legal practice areas and the application of new legal principles to information technology.
This involves:

• Electronic commerce & Marketing law
• Email law
• Websites & Internet law
• Outsourcing IT functions
• Privacy law
• Intellectual property
• Access to information
• Consumer protection

Do you have a legal issue not addressed here? Contact us to find out more.

 

POLICY

We conduct national and regional studies; and publish on developments and trends in African technology law and policy. We believe that we can promote positive technology law and policy outcomes by growing the availability and accessibility of insight in the technology law and policy areas.

What is Technology Policy?

Technology policies are opportunities for leadership on important technological and innovation issues. They cover topics such as electronic transactions, cybersecurity, data protection, open government etc.Tech policy processes include the development and implementation of policies, active consultation with stakeholders, analysis and reporting on the effectiveness of the approaches; ensuring regulatory responsiveness to emerging opportunities associated with technology and innovation.

What are Technology Policy Challenges?

Technology policy challenges include ineffective or outdated policies, laws, regulations, limited availability of insights and skills in technology policy areas, limited legitimacy or buy-in to policy and regulatory approaches, breakdown in institutional effectiveness, inadequate responsiveness to emerging technological innovation opportunities and limited analysis and review of approaches.

The challenges limit the ability to access the benefits of technology and innovation.

 

Experienced and Strategic.

MEET THE TEAM

Pria Chetty

Founder & Director

Pria Chetty has over 10 years experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations. In 2007, Pria founded a leading South African technology law firm which was acquired by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2011. Following the acquisition, Ms. Chetty was responsible for establishing and heading the technology legal and regulatory service area for the PwC national advisory practice. She left PwC in 2013 and went on to serve as an expert consultant on an ITU project focusing on technical assistance in the area of cybersecurity law and policy for Southern African countries.
As a thought leader, Pria has presented at local and international technology conferences including conferences in Egypt, Canada, Senegal and Namibia and published in local and international newspapers, magazines, and journals. She has also published book chapters examining emerging technology law and policy topics with particular emphasis on recommendations for developing countries. Pria currently serves as a member of regional and international expert groups and advisory boards including the BRICS Cybersecurity Expert Group and the Southern African Innovation Network and is an Associate at the Global Cybersecurity Centre at Oxford University.
Pria is passionate about facilitating technology law and policy that enables ICT opportunities in Africa.

Komeshni Patrick

Director

During private practice, Komeshni specialised in commercial law, labour law and personal injury litigation. Her time as a Commercial Contract Specialist with Dimension Data’s Legal and Risk team ignited her passion for Technology Law. Komeshni led the Middle East portfolio for Saudi Arabia and Dubai, providing legal support for global agreements within the two regions.
Komeshni was the legal advisor to PwC’s Tax Risk Management team. A transfer to the Technology and Innovation Law team highlighted the need for businesses to understand online risks and compliance whilst mitigating risk and growing the business. Her experience falls across the energy and natural resources sector, government departments and parastatals and large multinational corporate companies.

Kgomoco Makobela

Tech Law and Policy Analyst

OUR SERVICES

Technology

Software, hardware, equipment licences and contracts | Rental contracts, Agency Contracts, Reseller Contracts | Service Level Agreements | Outsourcing Contracts | Independent Contractor Agreements | Non-disclosure agreements | Data and privacy protection and regulatory compliance | Interception and surveillance at the workplace | Access to information | regulatory compliance | Cloud migration legal and regulatory risk assessment | Cross border procurement - legal risk mitigation | ICT regulatory compliance assessments Implementation of Electronic Records Management | Implementation of electronic evidence and e-Discovery | Implementation of Electronic Signatures | Drafting and review of Organisational | Policies: Privacy | Electronic Evidence | Information Security | Electronic Records Management | Electronic Communications: Acceptable Use Policies, Cybersecurity Policy | R&D, Innovation and Commercialisation - regulatory compliance and legal risk mitigation

Training

Privacy | Law in South Africa – Past. Present. Future? | Social Media and the Law | Managing Electronic Records and Evidence at the Enterprise SA | Websites - E-Commerce Law and Consumer Rights | ICT Contracts - Managing Enterprise ICT Relationships | ICT Policies – Managing Enterprise Risk and Compliance | Manage and value Intellectual Property in tech world | Introducing electronic signatures - understanding the law | Digital Media – Navigating the rules of e-communications, e-advertising and e-marketing | International privacy law implications | Implementing access to information policies and safeguarding big data projects

Digital Media

Website legal and regulatory compliance assessments | Website Terms and Conditions | Website Privacy Policies | Legal risk mitigation social media | Online competitions: terms and conditions, privacy policies | Web and Mobile Advertising campaigns: terms and conditions | privacy policies | regulatory compliance | Online consumer protection regulatory compliance assessments | Social business regulatory compliance assessments

Intellectual Property

Online Brand exposure - legal audit | Domain Name protection and dispute management | Copyright protection and dispute management | IP | Review for innovation and collaboration projects and joint ventures

 
 

Experienced and Strategic.

MEET THE TEAM

Pria Chetty

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Pria Chetty has over 10 years experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations. In 2007, Pria founded a leading South African technology law firm which was acquired by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 2011. Following the acquisition, Ms. Chetty was responsible for establishing and heading the technology legal and regulatory service area for the PwC national advisory practice. She left PwC in 2013 and went on to serve as an expert consultant on an ITU project focusing on technical assistance in the area of cybersecurity law and policy for Southern African countries.
As a thought leader, Pria has presented at local and international technology conferences including conferences in Egypt, Canada, Senegal and Namibia and published in local and international newspapers, magazines, and journals. She has also published book chapters examining emerging technology law and policy topics with particular emphasis on recommendations for developing countries. Pria currently serves as a member of regional and international expert groups and advisory boards including the BRICS Cybersecurity Expert Group and the Southern African Innovation Network and is an Associate at the Global Cybersecurity Centre at Oxford University.
Pria is passionate about facilitating technology law and policy that enables ICT opportunities in Africa.

Komeshni Patrick

Director

During private practice, Komeshni specialised in commercial law, labour law and personal injury litigation. Her time as a Commercial Contract Specialist with Dimension Data’s Legal and Risk team ignited her passion for Technology Law. Komeshni led the Middle East portfolio for Saudi Arabia and Dubai, providing legal support for global agreements within the two regions.
Komeshni was the legal advisor to PwC’s Tax Risk Management team. A transfer to the Technology and Innovation Law team highlighted the need for businesses to understand online risks and compliance whilst mitigating risk and growing the business. Her experience falls across the energy and natural resources sector, government departments and parastatals and large multinational corporate companies.

Anja Schmidt

Media and Marketing Coordinator

Anja Schmidt joined Endcode in September 2016 as the Media and Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and design related business development efforts of the firm. In addition to strategic design related business development efforts, she directs media relations, branding, advertising and website development. Prior to joining the company she was an Intermediate Designer at a mid-sized Johannesburg based agency.She hopes that her experience within the Design and Marketing sector will help take Endcode to new heights.

KIRSTY GIBSON

Tech Law and Policy Intern

Kirsty joined EndCode in February 2018, after completing her LLB at the University of the Free State. She has always had an interest in Social Media Networking and its effects and developments in law, such as defamation and damage to corporate Goodwill. Kirsty has a passion for new and groundbreaking technology as well as an interest in Internet of Things and their implications on Cybercrime and Privacy.  She looks forward to putting her legal training into practice in innovative ways to apply to the ever evolving and developing tech world.

 

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