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POPI Regulations 2018 published in final form

The Information Regulator in South Africa published the final POPI regulations on 14 December 2018 (or POPIA regulations or POPI Act Regulations as some people call them). The regulations say that "These Regulations shall be called the Regulations relating [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:48:32+02:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , , |

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2018 Update

The latest draft of the Cybercrimes Bill is better but still concerning for a few reasons. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development tabled a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on [...]

The deadline to change the Cybercrimes Bill has been extended to the 10 August 2017

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has called for comments and public participation on the latest version of the Cybercrimes Bill. The deadline to submit your comments has been extended to Thursday 10 August 2017. Your participation and comment are vitally [...]

2015 Cybercrimes Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. We have summarised the 2017 version to help you understand what the current position is. This article is a summary of the 2015 Cybercrimes Bill. Offences The 2015 Cybercrimes Bill created many [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2017 Update

Today, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill. This long-awaited bill was first released for public comment in August 2015. Since then, the Cybercrimes Bill has undergone significant changes with consultations from [...]

Hate Bill or Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill or Hate Bill is a new draft Bill from Parliament. The Hate Bill criminalises hates crimes and hate speech. We all need to take notice of Hate Crimes and [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:57:25+02:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

The Consumer Protection Act – a heads up

The Consumer Protection Act came into force on 31 March 2011! Do you comply? The President of South Africa signed the Consumer Protection Act on 24 April 2009 and it was published in the government gazette on 29 April 2009. [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:32+02:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

Electronic Signature of Credit Agreements

The electronic signature of credit agreements is problematic! Electronic signatures are taking off across all kinds of industries in South Africa. The credit industry is often an early adopter of emerging technologies - and electronic signatures are no exception. Credit [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:28:21+02:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Law Society ruling on Google advertising by attorneys

On 9 April 2013 the Law Society of the Northern Provinces issued a ruling on keyword advertising by attorneys practicing in its jurisdiction.  The ruling is aimed at preventing attorneys from using the names of other attorneys to attract clients. [...]

By |2019-08-20T11:10:53+02:00April 10th, 2013|Categories: Marketing Law|Tags: |