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The Law regards Automatic and Electronic Processes

Many organisations are taking processes and looking to see how they can do them electronically and automatically. Putting digital first or moving from a paper-based environment to a digital environment. There are obviously huge benefits to going digital - [...]

Is it possible to eSign or use an Online Signature?

People everywhere want to know if they can eSign or use an online signature to sign documents, and whether or not such electronic signatures really are important. They want to know about how the law recognises electronic signatures. They're asking [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:24:34+02:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Return of Goods under the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa

When can a consumer return goods under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) in South Africa? In this article, we look at when a consumer can return goods and explain how we can help suppliers of goods or services (for example [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:21+02:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , , , |

Information and Communications Technology Law Book

Information and Communications Technology Law is a  book recently published by LexisNexis in 2016 dealing with South African law on the topic. It is written by DP van der Merwe, A Roos, T Pistorius, GTS Eiselen and SS Nel.  It is [...]

By |2018-07-18T12:09:20+02:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

Cryptography laws in South Africa

What is cryptography? Wikipedia defines "cryptography" as "the practice and study of hiding information". Where a document or communication has been encrypted, the act of encrypting serves several purposes? To: establish its authenticity; prevent its undetected modification; prevent its repudiation [...]

By |2019-07-23T12:15:55+02:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Do you need to register as a Cryptography Provider?

You need to register as a cryptography provider if you provide encryption-related products and services or electronic-signature-related offerings. Cryptography and encryption present a challenge to security-conscious governments in that it allows you to conceal your message content from the authorities. [...]

By |2019-07-26T16:05:53+02:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Does the Law Accept Delivery via SMS?

SMS is "the one form of communication that many people are tethered to 24/7. Which helps explain why, at a time when in-boxes fill with hundreds of never-opened email messages from direct marketers, 97 percent of all SMS marketing messages [...]

By |2019-08-24T09:34:12+02:00October 28th, 2009|Categories: Electronic Communications Law|Tags: , , |