Dusty is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, a lecturer in the School of Law and the acting director of the Unit of Maritime Law & Maritime Studies at UKZN.
She currently lectures in the fields of cyber law, admiralty jurisdiction, and civil procedure. She has lectured and acted as internal moderator, and external examiner in a range of business law subjects.
Her current research interests centre around the impact of data protection laws and the regulation of AI applications in health care, business and research. Her PhD thesis (UKZN, 2020) studied data protection in the mobile applications ecosystem under South African, US and EU law, and was recently featured in The Conversation Africa: The ‘privacy by design’ approach for mobile apps: why it’s not enough
- BA LLB (UND)
- LLM (UKZN)
- Ph.D. (UKZN)
- Admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
- Associate Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Advocates
- Member of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa
- National Executive Committee of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa
- Data protection
- Artificial intelligence
- Admiralty jurisdiction & practice
- An examination of the application of the Sea Transport Documents Act 65 of 2000 to title to sue under contracts of carriage evidenced by sea waybills and straight bills of lading. (unpublished LLM thesis, UKZN 2013)
- Privacy by (re)Design: A Comparative Study of the Protection of Personal Information in the Mobile Applications Ecosystem under United States, European Union, and South African Law (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, UKZN 2021)