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Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the Cyber Bill

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

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

2015 Cybercrimes Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. We have summarised the 2017 version to help you understand what the current position is. This article is a summary of the 2015 Cybercrimes Bill. Offences The 2015 Cybercrimes Bill created many [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2017 Update

Today, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill. This long-awaited bill was first released for public comment in August 2015. Since then, the Cybercrimes Bill has undergone significant changes with consultations from [...]

The Cyber Crime Bill ready to be introduced to Parliament

Whatever you choose to call it, you need to know that the Cyber Crime Bill (or the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill) is well on its way to becoming law. Cabinet has approved the Bill for presentation before Parliament. The 2017 version Cabinet [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

The Panama Papers Leak and the Legal Questions it Raises

The Panama Papers leak has become one of the most widely covered data protection issues in the news. But the one question no one probably asked yet is: what connection is there between the Panama Papers and the law? What [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

Cyber Crime and Cyber Security affect Everyone

Crime affects everyone and in future cyber crime is going to affect people more and more. No one is safe - it impacts the rich and the poor: Anyone with a mobile phone in their pocket. Anyone who has a [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |

Cybercrimes Bill is necessary, but not in current form

The Cybercrimes Bill is a bill (draft law) that has been published in November 2015 for comment. Its full name is the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. The Cybercrimes Bill is necessary, but not in its current form. We need to [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , |

What is a National Critical Information Infrastructure?

You may be wondering whether you have anything that can be declared as a National Critical Information Infrastructure (NCII). It's an interesting question. You might well have an NCII. What does mean for you? What are the practical consequences? What falls within [...]

Who is an Electronic Communications Service Provider?

You may be wondering whether you are an Electronic Communications Service Provider (ESCP) as defined by law. It's an interesting question. A lot more people are ECSPs than you realise. You probably are one. What does it means for you if you [...]