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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.

Selecting contract management software for your organisation

Contract management software has many benefits for organisations. There are many good reasons why every organisation should be considering using contract management software. However, contract management software is not suitable for all types of contracts. And there is also no [...]

By | 2018-11-14T14:05:42+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: Contracts|Tags: |

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2018 Update

The latest draft of the Cybercrimes Bill is better but still concerning for a few reasons. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development tabled a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on [...]

How to approach social media policies successfully

Are you looking for a Social Media Policy? Are Social Media Policies worth it? Wikipedia defines social media as “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to [...]

POPI Act summary in plain language | Find answers

Are you looking for a POPI Act summary to help you on your process to POPI compliance? It is a complex law that is difficult to summarise. It has a broad impact on many entities and industries. The impact is also [...]

By | 2018-08-21T20:40:21+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|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 | 2018-08-29T14:35:44+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

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: [email protected]|Tags: , , |

Map of Global Privacy Laws

We've found a very useful map of Privacy Laws around the world created by David Banisar. There are over 100 countries with data protection laws. It was updated in 2018 so it is reasonably up-to-date. The Map of Global Privacy Laws and [...]

By | 2018-08-21T11:48:19+00:00 February 6th, 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: [email protected]|