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Why the Microsoft Ireland Case is Important?

The Microsoft Ireland case considered whether the US government could compel Microsoft to give it access to Hotmail emails it holds on its server in Ireland. Could a US Government search warrant compel Microsoft to retrieve emails it holds on [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:22:39+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

UN concerned about Privacy and Interception in South Africa

The United Nations Human Right Committee is concerned that the South African Government is unlawfully surveilling, intercepting and monitoring the private communications (like emails, SMSs, and phone calls) of its citizens on a mass scale. The committee is concerned that the National Communications Centre [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:41+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Facebook Privacy in the Workplace

Facebook privacy has become a major issue in the workplace. Facebook has many benefits and many employees use it in the workplace. It is not just a social tool, and for many employees it is crucial to their work. But [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:22:18+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

When is your email private

The case of Smith and Partners in Sexual Health (Non-Profit) CCMA (WECT 13711-10) heard in the CCMA in October 2010, which we wrote about here, raises this interesting question? When can an email be considered the "private" property of the employee and [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:22:22+00:00 October 19th, 2011|Categories: Email Law|Tags: |

Gmail Privacy and Employee Rights

Gmail privacy has become an ever increasing issue and topic of conversation. Some employers allow employees to use webmail services, like Gmail? Does an employee have a right to use it? Can an employer monitor their use? Maybe to protect [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:22:23+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |