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Cloud Compliance: What you need to know

Cloud compliance is about complying with the laws and regulations that apply to using the cloud. Most organisations are moving to the cloud because there are good business reasons to do so. The law does not prevent the adoption of [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

What Must your Organisation Comply with?

Organisations must comply with all applicable laws (including ICT laws). So for example, you must comply with RICA. COBIT however, is not a law and therefore you do not have to comply with it. Organisations should consider adhering to rules, codes [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|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: , , , , , |

Competition Law and Joint Ventures

What happens when a group of businesses that all sell the same thing, e.g. bread, get together and decide that they will all charge the same price for bread? Well, the consumer is forced to pay this price because there [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , |

PCI DSS Compliance

Interested in PCI DSS compliance? Do you need to comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)? A merchant, service provider or bank that processes any cardholder data, needs to know about PCI DSS and what is means [...]

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Regulatory Road Ahead in 2014

A new year – and new challenges for those of us who work to ensure organisations comply with the law and meet regulatory requirements. What does 2014 hold in store in for us? What are major themes or priorities going [...]

By | January 15th, 2014|Categories: Life@Law|Tags: , |

What is your Compliance Strategy?

Every organisation should have a compliance strategy for the POPI Act. King says that the governing body should provide strategic direction on compliance. It should be unique and specific to your business and meet your business’ requirements. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when [...]

By | February 5th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Measuring Compliance is Hard

Measuring compliance is very important, but difficult to achieve. One of the most difficult issues with compliance is precisely how to measure it as the determination is very subjective. There are different types of compliance. For us, compliance itself is not [...]

By | May 9th, 2010|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

Information Security Policies support Compliance

Information Security policies support compliance in many ways. Vicarious liability Beyond sensitising employees to the risks posed by technology, information security policies minimise the organisation's exposure to vicarious liability for unauthorised or unlawful acts carried out by employees during the [...]