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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 [...]

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 | July 1st, 2009|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Pointing out the risks

As part of my advice, I often point out or highlight risks in an attempt to help the client manage those risks.  I prefer to tell clients how they can do something rather than what they cannot do.  When I [...]

By | November 16th, 2008|Categories: Life@Law|Tags: , |

Guide to the ECT Act in South Africa

The ECT Act (or Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002) became law in South Africa on Friday, 30 August 2002 and we summarise it for you. This marked the end of a process initiated by the South African Government [...]

Guide to the Electronic Communications Act 2006

The Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) came into force on 19 July 2006 to regulate electronic communications in South Africa. The effect of the ECA is that the 1996 Telecommunications Act and the majority of the 1999 Broadcasting Act [...]

By | August 21st, 2006|Categories: Electronic Communications Law|Tags: , , |