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We are legal experts in data privacy and data protection in Africa, with deep specialisation in cybersecurity and data breach response, as well as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are honoured to be part of the United Nations Global Pulse Data Privacy and AI Expert Group.
Each of our team members is an expert in a very specific area of data privacy law, which enables us to work together to offer robust, practical solutions that cover the key requirements of data privacy law.
For example, we pioneered the Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) Toolkit, a comprehensive programme which is a cost-effective way to fast track your continued POPIA compliance and manage risk.
Multi-jurisdictional businesses face significant risks, as well as the challenge of complying with vastly different laws and regulations.
We are Africa’s largest law firm, with offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa.
With more than 600 specialist practitioners, we have deep expertise and the capacity to solve all your legal, tax, forensics and IP requirements, and help you navigate regulatory hurdles, no matter where in Africa you do business.
Because we have had many years of practical experience working on the ground throughout the continent, we have developed a proven track record and a solid understanding of local cultural, commercial and geopolitical contexts, as well as long-standing partnerships with trusted firms with whom we work.
We guide you through your entire data privacy and protection journey, from conducting impact assessments to negotiating agreements to be compliant with data privacy laws, preventing and responding to security compromises, data breaches and cyber-attacks, as well as dealing with all aspects of regulatory enforcement action and civil litigation stemming from breaches of data privacy laws.
We are leaders in assisting clients with data commercialisation requirements, especially regarding navigating the complex myriad of laws affecting the sharing of data and personal information.
We have particularly strong expertise in guiding clients in complex fields such as the acquisition and sharing of databases (both in-country and trans-border), electronic/digital marketing, data privacy in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions, cloud computing, outsourcing and other business transactions.
ENS is recognised by leading international ranking agencies, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and the World Tax Guide, for achieving consistently high standards.
Furthermore, the firm is a regular recipient of regional awards such as DealMakers and has twice received the TMT Team of the Year Award at the African Legal Awards.