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ISO 27701 and information security in terms of data protection law

ISO 27701 was published in August 2019. It is the first international standard in the world which specifies requirements for a privacy-specific Information Security Management System (ISMS). It does so as a supplementary standard to others that they have [...]

By |2019-10-17T14:48:54+02:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Information Security Law, IT Law, POPI and Data Protection|

Michalsons recognised as leading IT and data lawyers

Who's Who Legal have recognised Michalsons attorneys as being among the world's leading IT and data lawyers. Who’s Who Legal identifies the primary legal practitioners around the world based on independent and comprehensive research. This is especially meaningful as the research [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:06:40+02:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Information Law, [email protected]|Tags: , , , |

Is the ICO being too harsh with its GDPR fines?

This week, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued two intentions to fine organisations for breaches of the GDPR. It has not issued these GDPR fines yet, and both organisations still have an opportunity to respond to the intention with [...]

By |2019-07-12T17:09:32+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Joint venture partnerships are not advisable

Partnerships are legal relationships which are based on contracts where two or more people (or companies) agree to carry on business together with the object of making and sharing profits. Partnerships generally involve an ongoing business relationship. Joint venture partnerships [...]

By |2019-04-30T12:10:54+02:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

Access to information and data protection in elections

We need free and fair elections in order for democracy to work. Two key aspects of ensuring that the people's voice is heard is access to information (transparency or shining a light on the process) and data protection (processing of [...]

Code of Conduct for all legal practitioners | Overview and download

The final Code of Conduct for all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate legal practitioners has been published by the South African Legal Practice Council (LPC). The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Please note [...]

By |2019-08-15T16:12:21+02:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: [email protected]|Tags: |

IT contracts should be an easy journey

Why we love a well planned journey How do you feel about IT contracts? Whenever your business provides or receives goods or services with some online component, it is likely that you have entered into an IT contract. These don’t have [...]

By |2019-04-08T12:04:48+02:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Contracts, IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Cloud Compliance: What you need to know

Cloud compliance is about complying with the laws and regulations that apply to using the cloud. Most organizations are moving to the cloud because there are good business reasons to do so. The law does not prevent the adoption of [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:04:45+02:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

How to increase your knowledge of data protection

You’ve been given the responsibility to address data protection (and maybe access to information) in our organisation. You might have even been made the data protection officer (or information officer) for your organisation. You are excited and scared at the [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:10:49+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

International Conference of Information Commissioners ICIC 2019

I attended the 11th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) on 10-14 March 2019 in Johannesburg South Africa with the theme "International cooperation to strengthen public access to information". I found it very interesting and many asked me about the [...]

By |2019-03-18T20:11:11+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Access to Information, POPI and Data Protection|