Asma is a consultant who specialises in advisory and contentious work in technology law. Areas of expertise include data protection issues raised by the cloud, the legal challenges of social media and the Internet, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
Asma has been called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bar of Mauritius. She has trained as a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers and Juristconsult Chambers (DLA Piper Africa Group). She has practised as a commercial barrister in various legal fields including online content liability, data protection, intellectual property, and information technology.
Asma has taught law at several leading law schools in the UK including the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London and the City Law School. She has examined the data protection and copyright issues raised by cyberspace during her doctorate at the University of Oxford. More recently, as a post-doctoral researcher at Queen Mary University of London, she has worked on the EC-funded ‘Accountability for Cloud’ project where she analysed the investigations of multinational cloud providers by European data protection authorities. She is the sole author of a book chapter on this subject-matter in the Research Handbook for Electronic Commerce (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016).
Asma has read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary, University of London. She completed the Bar Vocational Course at the City Law School. She also holds a DPhil in Law from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford and a Research Associate at Queen Mary, University of London.
Asma speaks English, French, and Mauritian Créole.