John Giles

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About John Giles

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

Reseller Agreement – Agent or Distributor?

We often get asked by providers of goods or services (like software developers or vendors) to draft a reseller agreement to allow a third party (reseller) to sell their solutions to the third party's customers (end users). They want to sell [...]

By | 2018-02-11T18:10:11+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , , |

Code of Conduct for an Industry Body and Certifications

Many associations publish a code of conduct (CoC) to which their members must adhere. It is binding on their members and self-regulation in the public interest. There are often good reasons for drafting and publishing a code. Sometimes, it is [...]

By | 2018-04-09T21:25:10+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Map activities, not information or data flows

You should map activities instead of information or data flows as a first step to complying with data protection laws (like the GDPR and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act)). Many of our clients are struggling with a similar issue when [...]

By | 2018-02-05T19:21:00+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

POPI Regulations or POPIA Regulations out for comment

The Information Regulator has published the draft POPI regulations (or POPIA regulations as some people call them) and invited people to comment on them by 7 November 2017. The regulator has held public consultations on the regulations and is now [...]

By | 2018-01-17T10:09:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

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 JSE listing requirements changed since King III or are [...]

By | 2018-02-22T21:49:22+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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|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 | 2017-12-07T07:01:15+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |