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John Giles is the managing attorney at Michalsons. You can read his articles below or find out more about him.

The JSE Listing Requirements and King III and IV

What do the JSE listing requirements say about the King Code? Is the King Code part of the requirements? Do listed companies have to comply with the King Code principles? Have the requirements changed since King III or are they still [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:20:10+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , |

The Practical Impact of the Cyber Bill on You

The second draft of the Cyber Bill (also known as the Cybercrime Bill) will have a significant impact on many organisations and individuals. Unfortunately, the impact is mostly negative and frankly scary. Correctional services are going to have to build more [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , |

POPI Regulations or POPIA Regulations are being Drafted

Are you looking for the POPI Regulations or the POPIA Regulations? The reason you cannot find them is because they have not yet been released to the public. There are two people who have the power to make regulations. Minster's POPI [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:16+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Get an Advanced Electronic Signature

For a long time, many people wondered when it will be possible to get and use an advanced electronic signature. Well, they finally are a reality now, and the law even specifically requires you to use them, in some cases. [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:22+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

Candidate Attorney Vacancies, Jobs and Applications

Are you looking for candidate attorney vacancies for 2017 or 2018? We receive many applications from people applying for the position of candidate attorney in our firm. Depending on the time of the year, it can be as many as [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:25+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Categories: Life@Law|Tags: |

What is ICT? What is the Meaning or Definition of ICT?

Many people ask what is ICT. What is the meaning or definition of ICT? The acronym ICT is often used in many different contexts. For example, people refer to the ICT industry, ICT sector, ICT companies, ICT law (laws like the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:25+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Common and Different POPI Compliance Requirements

Once we have a POPI commencement date, all organisations will be on the same timeline with the same deadline. They’ll all be on the same journey of meeting the compliance requirements to lawfully process personal information and protect people from [...]

By | 2017-05-24T16:05:47+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

King IV Code and IT Governance

The King IV Code deals with information and technology governance (or IT Governance) in detail. IT Governance was first dealt with specifically in King III™ with a whole chapter and principle on the topic. In the King IV Code™, the scope of [...]

By | 2017-05-09T09:44:58+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Top Tips for Information Technology Contracts

I've been drafting information technology contracts and SLAs for 17 years. I've acted for vendors (including some of the major multi-nationals) and for customers sourcing IT. We've been working on a set of templates for many years and we've used [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:33+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Contracts|

Map Activities, not Information

You should map activities instead of data flows as a first step to complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act). Many of our clients are struggling with a similar issue when it comes to complying with POPI. An obvious place to start [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:34+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |