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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.

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 the CaC Bill or just CaC. What will you call [...]

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]|

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 [...]