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We are very pleased to welcome Ryan Mackie to our team of experienced Consultant Solicitors at nexa law.

In addition to being a Foreign (South Africa) Qualified Lawyer specialising in Cyber Security and Data Protection Law, Ryan is also a professional member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has been awarded the following certifications by this professional body:

  • Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Ryan was recently granted the ISACA certification as a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) – the first experience based, technical certification of its kind, ISACA’s CDPSE certification assesses a technology professional’s ability to implement privacy by design to enable organisations to enhance privacy technology platforms and products that provide benefits to consumers, build trust and advance data privacy.

Ryan’s most recent work experience has been in helping several software vendors to design software and tools to help clients to assess and manage their Cyber Security and GDPR compliance efforts and he’s also working on developing an artificial intelligence (algorithmic) audit tool which he hopes to bring to market shortly to help clients manage and audit algorithmic risks.

Ryan also works as an advisor (and Angel investor) in a tech start up called Tapmydata which uses blockchain technology and Privacy by Design principles to manage data subject rights requests (DSARs) under the GDPR and related legislation – so Ryan has extensive knowledge of software design in the Data Privacy / Information Security and AI sectors.

Ryan prides himself in providing his clients with bespoke, practical and commercially relevant advice in the fields of Data Privacy, Information and Cyber Security Law and compliance.

To find out more about Ryan please click here