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About Michalsons

Michalsons is a corporate law firm, but we practice law differently because we believe that law should be accessible, empowering and helpful. You can read our articles below or find out more about us.

GDPR compliance deadline – what we’ve learned

They say hindsight is 20/20. And usually it's not helpful to hear that. But for once we can really apply what we've learnt. By helping organisations meet the GDPR compliance deadline, we've identified the key stumbling blocks to avoid as [...]

By | 2018-05-24T13:11:45+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Michalsons recognised as leading IT Lawyers

Who's Who Legal have recognised Michalsons attorneys as being among the world's leading IT Lawyers. This is especially meaningful as the research is peer reviewed.  This means that other lawyers have a high regard for them. They are included in the [...]

By | 2018-04-25T09:25:44+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Life@Law|Tags: , , |

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or POPI effective date) will be. It is important because the grace period of one year starts running from the commencement date - the clock starts ticking. You must comply with POPI [...]

By | 2018-02-19T21:03:45+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Data privacy or data protection in South Africa

What is the law regards data privacy or data protection in South Africa? Does South Africa have a Data Protection Act? In terms of South African law, the right to privacy is protected in terms of the common law and [...]

By | 2018-02-12T13:47:12+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Broadening access to justice through community service

We believe that the law should be accessible, empowering and helpful to all. Most of our clients are corporates and most of our time is spent making the law accessible, empowering and helpful to corporates, but it is also important [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:09+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Life@Law|

Information has Value – Secure it the right way

Information has value for a number of reasons, and it is important to secure information. Doing this the right way should be one of your top priorities. If you don’t secure it the right way, you risk infringing the rights [...]

Launch of the Michalsons Compliance Programme

We're excited to introduce you to the Michalsons Compliance Programme. The programme is a set of related activities with the long-term aim of complying with the Data Protection laws and including the Protection of Personal Information Act. Why the Michalsons Compliance [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:10+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – Overview of the Cyber Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. Some people will call it the Cyber Bill, Cybercrime Bill or Cybercrime Act. Others might refer to it as CaCA, the CaC Bill or just CaC. What will you call [...]