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You need a good policy framework

You must have a formal, structured policy framework in place. Policies are developed to assist in promoting appropriate behaviour in specific circumstances by persons within an organization. In the past, the need for documented procedures was perhaps less necessary in [...]

By |2019-11-29T09:00:07+02:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: IT Law, Media Law|Tags: , , , , |

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 |2019-11-07T15:32:51+02:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Will your internet cookies give you indigestion?

Cookies are used throughout our internet browsing experience. They enable the personalisation of our internet browsing experience. Cookies are the feature that allows shopping carts to remember what we are thinking of buying as we move from one web [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:41:58+02:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Electronic Communications Law, POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

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: , , , , |