Natasha Jansen focuses on commercial law and data privacy law, with hands-on specialist experience in POPIA compliance and implementation. A key strength is her balance of experience in both professional law firms and in the corporate sector as a legal consultant and in-house counsel.
She is one of the few specialist data privacy law practitioners in South Africa, a globally expanding field of law that is increasing in importance as data becomes a highly-valued commodity amid rapid advancements in technology. It is a relatively new field of practice in South Africa, gaining importance as South African businesses must become compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) by 1 July 2021.
Natasha has developed her expertise in data privacy law over the past seven years. Experienced in running POPIA implementation programmes, she is able to take clients through their entire data privacy compliance journey – providing training and awareness, data privacy gap assessments, legal advice around POPIA compliance measures and planning for implementation, and drafting privacy-related documents, policies and agreements.
Natasha has handled a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters across various sectors and has extensive experience in the private healthcare industry. She is experienced in contracting and commercial agreements, transactional work, acquisitions, due diligence, arbitration and litigation.
Data Privacy Law
2004 BCom Law – University of South Africa
2006 LLB – University of South Afric
2007 Philip Friedland Prize, Law Society of the Northern Provinces, for the highest overall results in the Attorneys’ Board Exams
2008 Attorney, South Africa