Ahmore Burger-Smidt

Director at Werksmans Advisory

Ahmore is a director at Werksmans Advisory Services and the Head of the Data Protection & Privacy practice group. She extensively advises local and international clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance with specific focus on competition law and data privacy in various sectors. Ahmore advises clients throughout Africa and in particular the COMESA, CEMAC and WAEMU regions on a regular basis. She regularly undertakes compliance audits and oversees the implementation of compliance programmes and is the principle driver of the Werksmans risk assessment and e‑Learning tools as well as the co‑leader of the Werksmans Dawn Raid Team. Ahmore is a regular convenor, speaker and participant at local and international conferences and seminars on competition law and data privacy. Ahmore is a member of the International Association of Data Privacy Professionals and is currently reading towards her LLD (Data Protection). Ahmore is co-author of the textbook: A Commentary on the Protection of Personal Information Act, LexisNexis, 2018.

Recent Posts

  • POPIA Webinar series with Ahmore
    The President has announced the commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act 4 of 2013 on 1 July 2020. This means all affected organisations must comply with the Act within 12 months or face hefty fines.