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.

The Law regards Automatic and Electronic Processes

Many organisations are taking processes and looking to see how they can do them electronically and automatically. Putting digital first or moving from a paper-based environment to a digital environment. There are obviously huge benefits to going digital - [...]

Using special personal data to make automated decisions

The law is very strict when it comes to making automated decisions based on special personal data. You need to be very careful in this regard because otherwise, you will be making unlawful automated decisions. These are the questions that [...]

By | 2018-09-10T20:30:28+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Is a Witness Signature required on a Contract or Agreement?

Clients often ask us whether a witness needs to sign an agreement? Is a witness signature required? What are the rules for a contract witness? There are often two spaces on agreements for a witness to sign in addition [...]

By | 2018-09-26T22:39:44+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

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 | 2018-10-02T14:15:53+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 | 2018-08-30T11:58:38+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: , |