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Recording Conversations without Consent

Do you want to record a conversation without someone's consent? Do you wonder whether it's lawful to do so? While different jurisdictions will give you different answers, you might be surprised to find out that - in many cases - recording without consent is legal. This [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Monitoring Law|Tags: , , |

Complying with RICA – a guide

RICA stands for the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act 70 of 2002 and finally came into effect on 30 September 2005. RICA is the piece of South African legislation that governs the interception or [...]

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 Lawfully

The monitoring of communications must be done lawfully. 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 [...]

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: , , |