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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 [...]

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 | 2017-03-30T13:21:44+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |

ICT Law Acronyms

What follows is a list of acronyms of commonly encountered ICT laws: CPA = Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 ECA or EC Act = Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 ECT Act or ECTA = Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 [...]

By | 2015-09-27T21:47:41+00:00 November 5th, 2011|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , |

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 | 2017-03-30T13:22:39+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Categories: Monitoring 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 [...]