Nerushka Bowan


Emerging Tech Law Specialist | LegalTech Innovator | Speaker

Nerushka is an emerging technology law specialist, legal technology innovator and speaker.  She is a co-chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professional (the largest association of privacy professionals in the world).  She has a background as a technology & privacy lawyer for an international law firm and has worked on data privacy matters for both local and international clients.  Nerushka has work experience in both London and Melbourne. Her business development experience includes managing a client portfolio in the technology & innovation sector, rolling out campaigns on tech-related topics and creating thought leadership publications.  She is also involved in the development of innovative legal technology products and awareness and upskilling of lawyers about the future of law.


Emerging technology is an evolving concept and currently includes artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology and quantum computing.  Nerushka uses her unique experience and forward looking mindset to identify future risks and ask the legal and ethical questions brought about by emerging technology.


She regularly speaks to corporates and at events, publishes blogs and articles, and is regularly interviewed and quoted in media on various technology-related topics.  She is also an expert author on Entrepreneur Online.


Contributions by Nerushka Bowan

  • Debunking POPIA Myths
    Speaker at Virtual Johannesburg and Cape Town KnowledgeNet: 26 August 2020
  • After 7-year wait, South Africa's Data Protection Act enters into force
    Privacy Tracker
  • The Big Privacy Debate
    Speaker at Johannesburg KnowledgeNet: 30 May 2019
  • The GDPR Meetup
    Speaker at Johannesburg KnowledgeNet: 8 December 2017
  • Cybercrime in South Africa
    Speaker at Johannesburg KnowledgeNet: 7 July 2016