The Practical Impact of the Cyber Bill on You

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The second draft of the Cyber Bill (also known as the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill) will have a significant impact on many organisations and individuals. Unfortunately, the impact is mostly negative and frankly scary. Correctional services are going to have to [...]

The Cyber Crime Bill has been formally introduced into Parliament

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

Whatever you choose to call it, you need to know that the Cyber Crime Bill (or the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill) is well on its way to becoming law. The Bill has been formally introduced into Parliament. The 2017 version Cabinet [...]

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – Overview of the Cyber Bill

By | February 22nd, 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 [...]

How the GDPR changed the Argentina Personal Data Protection Act

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

The Argentina Personal Data Protection Act has been Argentina's data protection law since 2000. The country is, however, moving away from this law, and has already drafted a new data protection Bill. The reason for this new Bill is to [...]

Is it possible to eSign or use an Online Signature?

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

People everywhere want to know if they can eSign or use an online signature to sign documents, and whether or not such electronic signatures really are important. They want to know about how the law recognises electronic signatures. They're asking [...]

Progress by the Information Regulator – Media Briefing

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Michalsons attended the media briefing given by the Information Regulator in Cape Town on 13 February 2017. We were pleased to engage with this newly appointed, energetic and committed team. A few key points from their presentation follow: They have [...]

ICT Weekly Update

By | February 14th, 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, [...]

What is POPIA? POPI or POPIA? Which one is Correct?

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

What is POPIA? POPIA stands for the Protection of Personal Information Act - the South African data privacy and data protection law that was enacted in 2013. Many people use the acronym POPI or POPI Act to refer to it. Some [...]

POPI Regulations or POPIA Regulations are being Drafted

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Are you looking for the POPI Regulations or the POPIA Regulations? The reason you cannot find them is because they have not yet been released to the public. There are two people who have the power to make regulations. Minster's POPI [...]

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

By | February 13th, 2017|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 [...]