SAs 3rd Annual Cyber Law Conference (CLC2008)
Venue: Boardwalk CFC
|Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2008||End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2008|
|Registration Date: Oct 27, 2008|
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It is our pleasure to invite you to South Africaâ€™s 3rd Annual Cyber Law Conference to be held at the Boardwalk CFC, Boardwalk Lakeside, Cnr of Hans Strijdom and Haymeadow, Pretoria, South Africa on 28 â€“ 30 October 2008.
It is our submission that eJustice is the way forward for South Africa, and therefore the focus of Cyber Law 2008 is on eJustice/eGovernment:
E Justice - Its objective is to harness proportionate technology to improve the efficiency of legal procedures, too often cumbersome and paper-based, leading to confusion, delay, and miscarriage of justice.
It offers innovative solutions by integrating ICT and biometrics for controlling and tracking authorized access to a legal process, which is automated as workflow systems, and represented in visual format.
eJustice also provides solutions for cross-border procedures such as the European Arrest Warrant and European Judicial Assistance, with the support of the European Judicial Network and Eurojust, helping provide and create better justice across the EU, strengthening its wider role and impact internationally.
E-Government (from electronic government, also known as e-gov, digital government, online government or in a certain context transformational government) refers to the use of internet technology as a platform for exchanging information, providing services and transacting with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. e-Government may be applied by the legislature, judiciary, or administration, in order to improve internal efficiency, the delivery of public services, or processes of democratic governance.
Speakers at Cyber Law 2008 include Prof Cecilia Magnusson SjÃ¶berg, a Law & Informatics Research Institute Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow, as well as numerous local specialist attorneys, academics and business leaders.
Cecilia Magnusson SjÃ¶bergâ€™s research profile includes the substantive component of law in digital environments as well as methods for legal information retrieval, electronic document management and automated decision making. In 1992 she was awarded a LL.D. degree for a doctoral thesis which investigated legal automation with special focus on the computerization of public administration. Thereafter she studied critical factors in legal document management using standardized markup languages (SGML/XML) as a tool (The Corpus Legis Project). During 1996-2000 Cecilia Magnusson SjÃ¶berg had the role of â€˜Swedish partnerâ€™ in the DAPRO project (Data Protection in Europe) within the Telematics Applications Programme, financed by the Directorate General XIII. Her current research is focused on Secure Legal Information management (The SLIM Project).
Cecilia Magnusson SjÃ¶berg is active both in academic teaching and training of practitioners. She is director of several undergraduate and postgraduate courses, for instance a six week long module included in the law programme at Stockholm University addressing the legal implications of e-government and e-business. Another example of a current assignment is that of being appointed as Visiting Examiner, Board of Examiners, Kingsâ€™ College Postgraduate School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of London, concerning an MSc/PG Diploma in Information Technology and Internet Law.
Delegates at the previous conferences represented many organisations across South Africa, from the Educational/Academic sector, Government Departments and the Private Sector.
As with our prior conferences, you can expect to meet technology and telecommunications lawyers not only from South Africa, but from all over the globe, and our programs will present the most current, timely and cutting edge international information and legal insights. Donâ€™t miss the opportunity to network with leading experts from around the globe in this dynamic setting.
Who should attend: Heads of Departments (both IT and Legal), CEOâ€™s, Managers, Executives, Academics, Students, Attorneys, Legal Advisorsâ€¦..
Lexis-Nexis will also launch its new Cyber Law book at the conference and some of the authors will present papers and others will attend a book signing ceremony.
The authors are: Prof Dana van der Merwe, Prof Sieg Eiselen, Prof Annaliese Roos & Prof Tana Pistorius.
This yearâ€™s conference will be held at Boardwalk CFC, which is located in the Boardwalk Office Park, Faerie Glen, Pretoria.