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Can you send Physical Mail on an Opt-out Basis?

People often ask us whether they can send physical mail (the kind you get in your post box) for the purposes of direct marketing on an opt-out basis. So, send mail to people until they tell you to stop. It is a difficult answer [...]

By | May 22nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

The Right to be Forgotten in South Africa

The ‘right to be forgotten’ is a right to have personal data deleted, in particular from the world wide web. South African law does not explicitly recognise a general right to be forgotten. But some laws dealing with privacy, access [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

ECT Amendment Bill

The Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill 2012 (ECT Amendment Bill) has been published. A General Notice was published in the Government Gazette notifying people that the Minister of Communications intends to amend the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act). Deadline [...]

By | November 26th, 2012|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

The Consumer Protection Act and Cell Phone Contracts

What is the impact of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) on cell phone contracts and the cellular industry? Many people are asking the question and articles are being written in the press. In this article, we answer some of the questions [...]

By | October 25th, 2010|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

Electronic communications and your privacy: an interview

Recently Mike Silber from Michalsons was a guest on Cape Talk and was interviewed on various topics related to privacy.  Click on the play button to listen to the interview. Caution: The audio files on Michalsons can be large. Most [...]

Guide to the Electronic Communications Act 2006

The Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) came into force on 19 July 2006 to regulate electronic communications in South Africa. The effect of the ECA is that the 1996 Telecommunications Act and the majority of the 1999 Broadcasting Act [...]

By | August 21st, 2006|Categories: Electronic Communications Law|Tags: , , |