Privacy Shield Update – It will reach further than the US

The latest Privacy Shield update is that the Article 29 Working Party 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 [...]

By | May 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 | March 14th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Photography Law and Photo Rights

Photography law and photo rights have become a big deal and very topical. Almost everyone has a camera in their pocket all the time and most can take videos as well. People take and share more photos now, than ever [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|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 | February 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 | October 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 | October 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 | June 24th, 2009|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Leave my laptop alone

In this post we look at how your laptop may be treated at a South African Airport and the possible impact of this on your right to privacy. Nowadays, more and more people work flexi hours, from home or live [...]

By | March 9th, 2009|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Take my photo off your website!

It happens daily: we share photos of ourselves, our families and our friends with others on the Web, especially through social websites like Facebook. Or we email photos for various reasons to a long list of recipients. Or we forward [...]

By | February 26th, 2009|Categories: Media Law|Tags: , , |