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Privacy Shield Update – It will reach further than the US

The latest Privacy Shield update is that the Board has come back with comments on the Privacy Shield draft. In this Privacy Shield update, the working party has stated that they are generally satisfied that the draft Privacy Shield is [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:45:13+02:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

The Safe Harbor Ruling and What it Means

On the 6 October 2015 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the Safe Harbor ruling which declared the Safe Harbor Agreement invalid. The ECJ ruled that the European Commission’s trans-Atlantic data protection agreement that went into force in 2000 [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:00:27+02:00March 14th, 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 |2019-07-31T09:51:00+02:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|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 |2019-07-31T11:18:47+02:00October 7th, 2011|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

ISPs: when and when not to reveal information on your client

Hosting companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are often faced with the dilemma of being requested to reveal information about the identity or activities of their clients.  The request may come from: a third party who alleges that a wrong [...]

By |2019-08-24T09:44:29+02:00October 16th, 2009|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Privacy Law approved by Cabinet

On Friday 14 August 2009, the Protection of Personal Information Bill was passed by Cabinet. To understand the path that the Bill will now have to follow through Parliament before it comes law, read our post on "The Life Cycle [...]

Privacy: will the wait soon be over?

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI or PPI Bill) has been a topic of discussion in the industry for many years now. Many people have been wondering when it will become law and what is the current status.  There has [...]

By |2019-08-24T10:13:49+02:00June 24th, 2009|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |