Lance Michalson

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About Lance Michalson

Lance Michalson was the founder of Michalsons and left in 2013. He is now the In-house Legal Advisor at Dimension Data, Sydney, Australia. You can read his articles below or find out more about him.

Complying with RICA – a guide

RICA stands for the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act 70 of 2002 and finally came into effect on 30 September 2005. RICA is the piece of South African legislation that governs the interception or [...]

By | 2019-02-18T19:22:41+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Monitoring or intercepting of communications lawfully

The monitoring of communications must be done lawfully. For example, employers often monitor employee communications (for example, email, websites visited and telephone calls made) in order to gather the evidence required to dismiss an employee fairly. Companies sometimes monitor other [...]

By | 2019-02-18T19:16:09+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , |

Cryptography laws in South Africa

What is cryptography? Wikipedia defines "cryptography" as "the practice and study of hiding information". Where a document or communication has been encrypted, the act of encrypting serves several purposes? To: establish its authenticity; prevent its undetected modification; prevent its repudiation [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:40+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Trademark Applications – What You Need to Know

Trademark applications give a trade mark powerful protection against infringement. By default, trademarks are protected by the common law, but it's often difficult and expensive to protect your brand this way. Trademarks can be registered under the Trade Marks Act, No. 194 [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:41+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: |

Impersonation and fake social media accounts

A fake social media account could result in legal action against the impersonator in terms of either civil or criminal law. However, this pre-supposes that one is able to ascertain the true identity of the person behind the impersonation. This [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:41+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |