Review of a Commentary on the Protection of Personal Information Act

By | 2019-01-15T10:52:31+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|

A Commentary on the Protection of Personal Information Act is a good legal textbook that lawyers and law students will find useful in raising their awareness about this very important topic that is about to become a big deal in [...]

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

By | 2018-12-21T20:17:29+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or POPI effective date) will be. It is important because the grace period of one year starts running from the commencement date - the clock starts ticking. You must comply with POPI [...]

POPI Regulations 2018 published in final form

By | 2019-01-08T12:22:40+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

The Information Regulator in South Africa published the final POPI regulations on 14 December 2018 (or POPIA regulations or POPI Act Regulations as some people call them). The regulations say that "These Regulations shall be called the Regulations relating [...]

Selecting contract management software for your organisation

By | 2018-11-14T14:05:42+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: Contracts|Tags: |

Contract management software has many benefits for organisations. There are many good reasons why every organisation should be considering using contract management software. However, contract management software is not suitable for all types of contracts. And there is also no [...]

What is ICT? What is the Meaning or Definition of ICT?

By | 2018-11-08T14:01:26+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

ICT is an acronym for "information communications technology". Many people ask what is ICT. What is the meaning or definition of ICT? The acronym ICT is often used in many different contexts. For example, people refer to the ICT industry, [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2018 Update

By | 2018-10-30T22:04:04+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , , |

The latest draft of the Cybercrimes Bill is better but still concerning for a few reasons. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development tabled a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on [...]

Who needs a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

By | 2018-10-17T09:10:21+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Who must appoint a DPO? What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require regarding a Data Protection Officer (or DPO)? This is one of the questions the GDPR, which the European Parliament recently adopted, has made many organisations ask. Another one of [...]

Social media risk: What should I not say online?

By | 2018-10-17T11:28:23+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Social Media Law|

Social media is a wonderful tool for communication and engagement between friends, or even complete strangers. But as with all tools, there certain risks that you have to be aware of when using it. Protecting your privacy is one of [...]