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Cyberbullying v Freedom of Speech

Many people around the world reacted strongly against "cyberbullying" or cyber-bullying after the suicide of Megan Meier in 2006. She committed suicide after alleged online harassment by a fictitious "teen boy" who turned out to be the mother of a [...]

By |2019-08-02T10:24:53+02:00April 28th, 2009|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

Automatically unfair termination

Know, understand and apply the principles for determining the “dismissals”  regarded as automatically unfair, in the sense that employers are not able to defend any such “dismissals”. Persons who prove: an employment relationship, a “dismissal” and automatic unfairness are entitled [...]

By |2019-08-02T10:47:31+02:00February 20th, 2009|Categories: Labour Law|Tags: , , , |

IT Security Podcast

This IT Security Pubcast focuses on matters of information security and risk in South Africa. Part 1: 00:00:00 - 00:11:34 - 1.4MB Speakers are introduced (including Helaine Leggat from Michalsons) and they discuss an issue they faced involving a leak [...]

By |2019-08-24T11:17:07+02:00October 24th, 2008|Categories: Information Security Law|Tags: , , , |

Corporate Governance: Index (Part 1)

This is an index of some legal resources related to the broad concept of corporate governance, which includes fairness, accountability, responsibility, transparency, and risk management: 2005 ONWARDS [Constitutional Court] Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd (GF 6778) [Navsa AJ et [...]

By |2019-08-24T11:17:56+02:00October 22nd, 2008|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , |

What can’t be advertised on the Internet?

Are there any products or services that may not be advertised or types of content which are not permitted on the Internet? In terms of ASA, the following has been identified as unacceptable advertising: Advertisements that play on fear ( [...]

Can a website provider use third-party content without permission?

Can a website provider use third-party content on its website without permission from the third-party content provider? No. This would amount to a contravention of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 if the content as the copyrighted work was first [...]

Measures to be taken by companies to guarantee security of Internet transactions

Section 43(5) of the ECT Act requires the supplier in an electronic transaction to "utilise a payment system that is sufficiently secure with reference to accepted technological standards at the time of the transaction and the type of transaction concerned." [...]