IT Law

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IT Law (or information technology law) as it is known in most parts of the world is a specialist area of law. IT Law is one of our key focus areas and we help provide many with practical legal solutions that they need. In the articles below, you can read our insights about IT Law.

ICT Weekly Update

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, [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy, which was approved by Cabinet on 3 October 2016. The South African government has changed its policy on information, communication, and technology (ICT). If you are an ICT company or in the [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

Where there is a Digital Will there’s a way

You need to have a digital will and testament. Nobody likes to think about their last will and testament but the reality is that your will is probably single most important financial document you will ever sign. It is critical [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , |

Deeds Registries Amendment Bill has been published

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform published the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill on the 9th of March earlier this year. This marked a thirty-day period where the public commented on the changes the Bill proposes to the Deeds [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

Information and Communications Technology Law Book

Information and Communications Technology Law is a  book recently published by LexisNexis in 2016 dealing with South African law on the topic. It is written by DP van der Merwe, A Roos, T Pistorius, GTS Eiselen and SS Nel.  It is [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

Why IT Governance Risk and Compliance is Important

IT governance risk and compliance is important to you and your organisation.We've all become dependent on information, communications and technology (often called ICT or IT). Our organisations use it to make money, improve the customer experience, manage employees effectively and [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: |

Which is the best Compliance Approach?

We are often asked which is best compliance approach? Particularly regards IT legal compliance. Also what constitutes legal compliance and non-compliance? King says that the governing body should provide strategic direction on compliance. Few topics in IT have garnered more attention during the last [...]

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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, ICT sector, ICT companies, ICT law (laws like the [...]

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

3D Printing Law – What is illegal?

3D printing law is a collective term for the areas of law that are likely to be impacted by the technology of the moment - 3D printing. Already 3D printers have been used to make customised prosthetic limbs, surgical implants, [...]

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

What is IT law, ICT law or Cyber law?

Find resources, guidance, solutions and advice on IT Law, ICT law or Cyber Law. What do these areas of law cover? We focus on the law related to ICT: Information - (or data) in paper or electronic format Communication - [...]

By | January 10th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |