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Pamela is a partner in the Employment and Employee Benefits Practice at Webber Wentzel and has 22 years post qualification experience.
Pamela's main areas of practice are data protection and privacy, employment law, and media law.
Pamela gave a paper at the Privacy Laws and Business 2012 Conference in Cambridge on South African Data Protection and Privacy Law. She has advised a number of major corporations on data protection compliance, and most recently has provided a high level opinion on the confidentiality of employees' medical records, health and safety legislation and health care professionals' obligations to their patients, all in the context of data protection laws. Pamela has provided data protection and privacy advice in the past year to amongst others, Nike, Cartier, Google and General Electric. Pamela has also provided training in data protection law, and is responsible for developing data protection compliance strategies.
She has recently written articles for business law journals on data protection, including the India Business Law Journal and the European Journal on Privacy and Data Protection. She has also been interviewed by Bruce Whitfield on data protection and the implications for business for the GIBS portal.
Pamela also specialises in all aspects of employment law; and has extensive experience in having been involved in the practise of labour law since its early days in the mid 1980’s. Pamela's experience includes two appointments to act as a Judge of the Labour Court, and a number of appointments to act as arbitrator in labour disputes. Pamela has been the lead attorney in a number of precedent setting decisions in the labour law field and number of her judgements handed down in the Labour Court have been reported in the law journals.
Pamela's other major area of practice is data protection, privacy and media law.
In the area of media law, Pamela is an adviser to a number of South African newspapers, and a television program and has extensive litigation experience in defamation and privacy law.
She obtained her BA LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Social Science from the Natal University and an LLM degree from the London School of Economics, with a major in Administrative Law. Recently she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma from Strathclyde University, Glasgow in Information Technology and Telecommunications.