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.

Data protection standard | Bureau Veritas | ISO | SANS

For many, a data protection standard is the holy grail in assisting them to comply with data protection laws. Data protection standards often provide very practical actionable controls (almost a checklist) that they can implement in order to protect data and therefore comply [...]

By | 2018-07-30T17:16:03+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

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: , , |