Shalinee Dreepaul Halkhoree, Partner at Juristconsult Chambers, participated at the Data Protection African Summit, under the theme “Breaking the Frontiers” which took place from the 19th to 23rd November 2018 at the Maritim Resorts and Spa. The conference was organized by the African Digital Rights’ Hub to bring data controllers, processors, tech companies, policy makers, regulators, innovators, business communities and individuals together to discuss and proffer solutions to the emerging issues on data protection / privacy.
The Summit was one of the largest gatherings on data protection and privacy in Africa. Delegates from all over Africa as well as from Europe and the USA were present.
Shalinee was one of the speakers at the Summit, where she talked about the legal implications of data protection laws on cloud computing. She particularly emphasized on the legal requirement to have a written contract between controllers and cloud service providers (processors) and explained the contents of such a contract. Shalinee also talked about the issue of imbalance of power between controllers and cloud service providers as well as cross border data transfers.