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Recording Conversations without Consent

Are you recording conversations without someone's consent? Are you wondering whether it is lawful to do so? I bet you did not know that it is lawful to monitor a phone conversation or even someone speaking in a room full [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Complying with RICA – a guide

South Africa has followed international trends with the enactment of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act 70 of 2002 (or RICA), which finally came into effect on 30 September 2005. RICA is the [...]

By | July 1st, 2009|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , , , |

Can I read documents on your PC?

Company X receives a complaint that an employee sends out a lot of pornographic pictures which offend lots of other users. Will it infringe Mr Employee's right to privacy if it accesses the employees computer to investigate the complaint? Would [...]

By | November 2nd, 2008|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

CCTV and the cloakroom

Do you use CCTV cameras? Are people aware that you are recording their every move? You might be infringing their right to privacy! Whether or not a person is able to claim that an audio or visual recording is "private", will [...]

By | October 9th, 2008|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Monitoring of Communications in South Africa

Employers often monitor employee communications in order to gather the evidence required to dismiss an employee fairly.  In South Africa, the law dealing with the monitoring and interception of employee communications is governed by the tongue-twistingly named Regulation of Interception [...]

By | September 25th, 2007|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , , |

Link between Monitoring and Privacy

There is direct link between the concepts of monitoring and privacy. Privacy The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 ("the Constitution") recognises the right to privacy in South Africa as a fundamental right in section 14.   It [...]

By | August 25th, 2007|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |