computerlawSA’s 6th Annual Cyber Law Conference will be held on the 1st and 2nd of November 2011 at Vodaworld, Midrand. The venue is sponsored by Vodacom. The theme of the 6th edition of this thought provoking and insightful conference is “The Mobile Revolution”.

Pavan Duggal, the imminent Indian authority on m-law has described Mobile Law as referring to the emerging legal discipline and jurisprudence that impacts, pertains to, is associated with or has a bearing upon complicated legal issues concerning mobiles, communication devices of any kind whatsoever, mobile phones, mobile networks, mobile platforms, mobile computers and laptops, as also all data, and information, in any form, digital or otherwise, which is hosted, generated , sent, received or transmitted, in any manner whatsoever, using the said mobile devices and platforms. The emerging area of mobile law encompasses, within its ambit, complex legal issues and challenges that would impact within the mobile ecosystem, any device, computer, computer system, computer network, computer resource, data or information in the electronic form. Mobile law promises to become a much bigger discipline of law as the world progresses towards increasing penetration, adoption, and usage of mobile devices.

The following renowned ICT Law experts are among the presenters at the conference:

  • Pavan Duggal – Keynote Speaker (TBC)
  • Mark Heyink “The relevance of the Protection of Personal Information Bill to mobile technologies”
  • Prof Dana vd Merwe “Mobile technologies and the ECT act – is the legislative framework sufficient?”
  • Pria Chetty “Mobile Marketing and the Law (incorporating Consumer Protection)”
  • Leon Perlman “Does WASPA provide enough protection for consumers?”
  • Prof Tana Pistorius “Mobile intellectual property”
  • Sizwe Snail “Mobile Cyber crime”

(the full programme will be published online at the end of July 2011)

Why should you attend this conference?
Mobile Law is the new law of the coming decade. In this field of discipline, various complicated and complex legal issues will continue to arise. These issues will relates not just to the production, manufactures, sale, marketing, distribution and related activities pertaining to mobile handsets and mobile devices as also mobile platforms, but would also incorporate therein, all issues pertaining to data and information in the electronic form that is resident on these mobile devices or is transmitted, sent or received, preserved or retained in the said Mobile devices and mobile platforms. In this scenario, it is but natural that the mobile industry would need the enabling support of legislative and legal frameworks. These frameworks are critical to further give a boost to the constantly growing graph of growth, prosperity and adoption of mobiles and mobile devices amongst the population.

Who should attend?
• Directors (executive and non-executive, CEOs and FDs) – to discharge their legal duties and direct the course of the organisation
• CIOs and ICT Managers – to balance access to information and protection of personal information
• ICT Governance officers and specialists – to govern ICT
• Compliance officers – to effectively comply with ICT laws
• Consultants – to advise and provide solutions on ICT related issues
• Legal advisors (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on ICT issues
• Attorneys and advocates – to provide good legal advice on ICT issues
• Law enforcement agencies – to enforce ICT law
• Magistrates -to be up-to-date
• Local Government & Government Agencies
• Academics and Prosecutors.

“The recent conference on e-government was possibly the most interesting yet and the topics were right on target. You have certainly enhanced the image of the profession as we have been seen to be involved positively and our e-lawyer colleagues have been able to demonstrate their capabilities.” Said Gavin McLachlan, chairperson of the E-Law committee for the Law Society of South Africa when commenting on the 2010 conference.

Conference Costs
Conference fee R 4,500.00
Early Bird Fee R 4,000.00 [ Registration & Payment before 1 September 2011 ]
Very Early Bird Fee R 3,500.00 [ Registration & Payment before 1 August 2011 ]
Student fee R 2,000.00 [ Must provide proof ]
Group discounts are available on request!
Also contact us for sponsorship opportunities!

For further information contact Barend Burgers at 0825620867,



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