What is a Data Protection Officer?

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

We've been getting asked the question: What is a Data Protection Officer? This is a sign of just how much interest from organisations all across the European Union there currently is, and will continue to be, in this position. What [...]

Data Protection Officer Job and Salary

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Are you looking for a data protection officer job or an indication of what a data protection officer salary would be? The Data Protection Officer job (also known as a DPO job) has got the European Union buzzing at the moment. Who [...]

Guide to Advanced Electronic Signatures

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Are You the Domain Name Owner of Your Website?

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|

Your website domain name is a valuable asset. It is often how people find you online, and could be your trademark. And like any valuable asset, you must be very clear about who the owner is. If you're not the domain [...]

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the Cyber Bill

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. Some people will call it the Cyber Bill, Cybercrimes Bill, Cybercrime Act or Cybercrime Law. Others might refer to it as CaCA, the CaC Bill or just CaC. What will [...]

Get an Advanced Electronic Signature

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

For a long time, many people wondered when it will be possible to get and use an advanced electronic signature. Well, they finally are a reality now, and the law even specifically requires you to use them, in some cases. [...]

2015 Cybercrimes Bill

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. We have summarised the 2017 version to help you understand what the current position is. This article is a summary of the 2015 Cybercrimes Bill. Offences The 2015 Cybercrimes Bill created many [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2017 Update

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill. This long-awaited bill was first released for public comment in August 2015. Since then, the Cybercrimes Bill has undergone significant changes with consultations from [...]

ICT Weekly Update

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

This is the ICT Weekly Update on legal, regulatory and policy developments in the ICT industry prepared by Lisa Thornton Inc for clients and colleagues. Michalsons reproduces it, in part, here with the permission of Lisa Thornton Inc. NEW FINDINGS, [...]

Rental Housing Amendment Act brings Changes

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is the latest amendment to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999. The Amendment Act introduces various changes that will impact the relationship between tenants and landlords. Many people do not realise the impact the [...]