Mikhael is an Associate and joined the firm in 2018. He practises as a Regulatory Compliance Attorney in our Regulatory Compliance Department.
Mikhael’s role within the newly formed department is to provide expert advice and assistance in privacy law and data protection (Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”), and General Data Protection Regulation), consumer protection, and social media law.
Mikhael assists organisations in becoming compliant with POPIA by drafting new policies, reviewing procedures, auditing company policies and framework dealing with POPIA. He plays a crucial role in assisting business in identifying their POPIA related gaps within their organisation. Furthermore, he conducts basic POPIA training for employees and advanced POPIA training for management and Information Officers.
Mikhael’s goal is to assist organisations to avoid regulatory penalties, to protect organisations from financial and reputational harm for non-compliance with POPIA, and to prevent as far as he is able to do so, the unauthorised use of personal information.
LLB Degree – Nelson Mandela University – 2018
Admitted Attorney – 2020
Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation – University College London – 2020
Regulatory Compliance – University of Pennsylvania – 2020
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