Russell Nel, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT

Johannesburg, South Africa KnowledgeNet Chair

Russell Nel is a manager in the Technology Advisory Division of PwC South Africa, with a focus on the areas of information privacy and security, and has worked in the consulting environment for the past five years.

Nel has a good understanding of South African privacy law and has worked on a number of privacy programmes for clients over the past three years, mainly in the banking industry. He also has a broad range of experience in information security topics, from Public Key Infrastructure to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, having performed detailed reviews of this nature for clients. He has a keen interest in culture, training and awareness, particularly in his areas of expertise.

Prior to joining PwC, Nel held a similar position at another consulting firm, where he earned his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification from ISACA.

Nel holds a BS honours degree in information technology from the University of Johannesburg.

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