ICT law

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Information, communications and technology (ICT) law as it is commonly referred to in South Africa.

You need a good policy framework

You must have a formal, structured policy framework in place. Policies are developed to assist in promoting appropriate behaviour in specific circumstances by persons within an organization. In the past, the need for documented procedures was perhaps less necessary in [...]

By |2019-11-29T09:00:07+02:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: IT Law, Media Law|Tags: , , , , |

What is ICT? What is the Meaning or Definition of ICT?

ICT is an acronym for "information communications technology". Many people ask what is ICT. What is the meaning or definition of ICT? The acronym ICT is often used in many different contexts. For example, people refer to the ICT industry, [...]

By |2019-12-03T06:34:41+02:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy, which was approved by Cabinet on 3 October 2016. The South African government has changed its policy on information, communication, and technology (ICT). If you are an ICT company or in the [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:19+02:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

The Link between Good Governance and Complying with the Law

There is always a link between good governance and compliance with the law. Compliance with the law is part of good governance. However, the laws stand on their own. The King Report confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:55:53+02:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Governance|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 |2019-06-28T16:12:20+02:00April 15th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data 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: , , , |

Which is the best Compliance Approach?

We are often asked which is best compliance approach? Particularly regards IT legal compliance. Also what constitutes legal compliance and non-compliance? The King Report and King Code says that the governing body should provide strategic direction on compliance. Few topics in IT have garnered [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:22:39+02:00March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |