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Does your Email Disclaimer comply with the Law?

Your company almost certainly has an email disclaimer. Often it is a huge block of text that appears at the bottom of an email, which nobody reads and just clutters up everyone’s inbox. Other times it is incorporated by reference [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , |

When is your email private

The case of Smith and Partners in Sexual Health (Non-Profit) CCMA (WECT 13711-10) heard in the CCMA in October 2010, which we wrote about here, raises this interesting question? When can an email be considered the "private" property of the employee and [...]

By | October 19th, 2011|Categories: Email Law|Tags: |

Hyper-linked email disclaimers coming to an end?

It is an all too familiar sight to see emails ended with a lengthy disclaimer, often in tiny text, and if the email thread is very long, it could be repeated multiple times making the thread incredibly (and unnecessarily) long. [...]

By | September 20th, 2010|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , |

Characteristics of a compliant email management solution

If you want to determine whether an email management solution "complies" with the ECT Act, then these are the questions that you should be asking: Is it capable of storing records in a trustworthy manner? Does the product protect the [...]

By | November 16th, 2009|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , |

Opening Absent Employee Email

Can a company open an employee's email whilst he is away on holiday or out of office? Section 6 of our monitoring law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications & Provision of Communication-Related Information Act of 2002 (RICA) allows companies [...]

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , , |

Email Archiving Best Practices

Email archiving best practices  in 2007 include: SANS 15489 (the South African Records Management Standard):  This standard on recordkeeping provides guidance on "[t]he standardization of records management policies and procedures," and is designed to ensure "that appropriate attention and protection [...]

By | September 30th, 2007|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , , |

Proper Email Management is Important

Email has become the life-blood of most companies. Consequently company emails now contain a great deal of sensitive information that was once only stored on paper. There is a difference between email USAGE and email MANAGEMENT. Companies can be exposed to [...]

By | September 22nd, 2007|Categories: Email Law|Tags: |