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Complying with RICA – a guide

RICA stands for the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act 70 of 2002 and finally came into effect on 30 September 2005. RICA is the piece of South African legislation that governs the interception or [...]

By |2019-02-18T19:22:41+02:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Recording Conversations without Consent

Do you want to record a conversation without someone's consent? Do you wonder whether it's lawful to do so? While different jurisdictions will give you different answers, you might be surprised to find out that - in many cases - recording without consent is legal. This [...]

By |2019-06-27T11:53:17+02:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Guide to Advanced Electronic Signatures

Advanced electronic signatures are those electronic signatures which have ‘passed a test' or been accredited. Think of this as a type of "stamp of approval". Without it, certain electronic signatures will simply not be considered good enough to be used to [...]

Legal Resources should be Accessible to Everyone

We believe strongly that everyone should have access to legal resources in their country. If people have access to legal resources like legislation and case law, they will be empowered to engage with the things that really affect them: the [...]

By |2019-06-28T09:27:20+02:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: [email protected]|Tags: , |

What Must your Organisation Comply with?

Many people ask us what their organisation must comply with. What is voluntary and what is mandatory. Organisations must comply with all applicable laws. So for example, you must comply with RICA, GDPR, POPIA, the Consumer Protection Act - but [...]

By |2019-06-28T16:46:56+02:00March 19th, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , |

Access to Information (PAI Act): Index (Part 2)

This is an index of the legal resources related to the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 from 2006 to 10 September 2009 General [Journal Articles] Van Coller, EH De Jure (2006) 39:01:163 - "Transparency and Access [...]

By |2019-08-24T09:50:07+02:00September 10th, 2009|Categories: Access to Information|Tags: , , , |

Privacy: Index (Part 2)

This is an index of the legal resources related to privacy (especially regards the workplace) from 2006 to 10 September 2009. Electronic communications - email, entrapment, internet, SMS, tapping Refer also to: Evidential aspects Note: See "Code of Practice on [...]

By |2019-08-24T10:05:12+02:00September 10th, 2009|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

The role of the certification authority and the ECT Act

Many people have heard the term certification authority or "CA", but are not exactly clear on what it means or what a CA does. In the world of information security and cyberspace certainty over the identification and authentication of the parties [...]