Hate Bill: Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

Parliament has written a new draft bill, the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill or Hate Bill. The Hate Bill criminalises hates speech and hate crimes. So, it creates two new criminal offences. But is it [...]

ICT Weekly Update

By | December 6th, 2016|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, [...]

Electronic consent: what is it and how does it work?

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|

Consent is a very important concept in law, particularly in the context of data protection. When collecting personal information from people, it is almost always better to get their voluntary, informed, and explicit consent beforehand. This is simple enough to understand when the [...]

Common and Different POPI Compliance Requirements

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Once we have a commencement date for POPI (probably 24 May 2017), all organisations will be on the same timeline with the same deadline (probably 24 May 2018). They’ll all be on the same journey of meeting the compliance requirements [...]

King IV Summary – a Quick Heads up

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , |

The final King IV™ was released on the 1 November 2016 and we have drafted a free summary to guide you through it which you can get below. The King Report and Code™ is the essential tool for corporate governance so it is [...]

Cloud compliance: What you need to know

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: |

Organisations need to be familiar with cloud compliance if they use cloud computing services. Cloud compliance is associated with data protection law and organisations should be aware of how these two elements interact. What is cloud compliance? How does the [...]

Cloud Contracts

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: IT Contracts|Tags: , , |

Cloud contracts are essential for organisations using cloud services. Cloud computing is where an organisation or individual uses remote servers that are hosted on the internet to manage, store and process data. The role of technology in business operations is [...]

Launch of Michalsons POPI Compliance Programme

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

We're excited to introduce you to the Michalsons POPI Compliance Programme. The programme is a set of related activities with the long-term aim of complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act. Why the Michalsons POPI Compliance Programme? We have [...]

Luck or Skill: The Types of Promotional Competitions

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Marketing Law|Tags: , |

If you're looking to promote a business through running a promotional competition, you will need to know about the types of promotional competitions you can run. You will also need to know how the law regulates those types of  promotional [...]

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or 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 and [...]