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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 | March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Robot Law Book – a Comparative Handbook

Are you looking for a robot law book or guide? Do you want to find out what the laws are that relate to robots in all the countries of the world? Robot Law Book We have contributed to a Comparative Handbook [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: , , |

Spam and the Law

We first wrote about email marketing, spam email and the law in August 2003 and the law in 2013 relating to spam has changed a lot over the last 10 years. So has people's concept of what spam is. Both [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|Categories: Marketing Law|Tags: , , , |

Business Critical Software: Own or License?

We are often asked by users of mission-critical software whether they should purchase the software, or merely license it from the vendor. Here is some guidance and options. Ownership of software Ownership of the Software is the securest position a [...]

By | August 14th, 2012|Categories: IT Contracts|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 | 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 | July 1st, 2009|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Rights of employees whose jobs have been outsourced

What are the rights of employees who previously carried out services that have been outsourced?  Is there any right to consultation or compensation, do the rules apply to all employees within the jurisdiction? Where services are outsourced, employees' services are [...]

By | October 14th, 2008|Categories: Labour 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 [...]

Corporate Governance and IT in South Africa

There are many definitions of corporate governance. Simply put, corporate governance is doing what is right, decent, honest and proper in order to hold a balance between, on the one hand, economic and social goals and, on the other hand [...]

By | November 3rd, 2007|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |