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

ICT Weekly Update

This is the ICT Weekly Update on legal, regulatory and policy developments in the ICT industry prepared by Lisa Thornton Inc for clients and colleagues. Michalsons reproduces it, in part, here with the permission of Lisa Thornton Inc. NEW FINDINGS, [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|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 | October 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. King confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: IT 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 | April 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 | April 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? King says that the governing body should provide strategic direction on compliance. Few topics in IT have garnered more attention during the last [...]

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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, ICT sector, ICT companies, ICT law (laws like the [...]

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

What is IT law, ICT law or Cyber law?

Find resources, guidance, solutions and advice on IT Law, ICT law or Cyber Law. What do these areas of law cover? We focus on the law related to ICT: Information - (or data) in paper or electronic format Communication - [...]

By | January 10th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

South African Reserve Bank vs Mark Shuttleworth

You may have heard the news regarding the recent Constitutional Court decision involving of South African Reserve Bank vs Mark Shuttleworth. It raises interesting questions for anyone who owns (or is thinking of starting) an IT business in South Africa. If [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |

National Integrated ICT Policy: Discussion Paper

The National Integrated ICT Policy: Discussion Paper was published on 14 November 2014 by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. Rapid changes in the ICT sector meant that the ICT framework needed to be updated. The review process for the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |