Legal View

Assessing legal risks in the move to cloud

Businesses must ensure they understand the regulatory environment in which they operate, says Wendy Tembedza, senior associate at Webber Wentzel.


Telegram DDOS attack linked to Hong Kong protests

Telegram users in the Americas and other countries experienced connection issues.


WhatsApp threatens bulk messaging abusers

The move is instigated by the emergence of a raft of companies bypassing usage restrictions to advertise products.

10 Jun

China warns foreign tech firms after Huawei ban

The Chinese government cautions global ICT firms that they could face dire consequences if they co-operate with the US ban on sales.


Regulators widen definition of 'electronic services'

Foreign suppliers of electronic services to SA may be obliged to register for tax, says Simone Esch, senior tax advisor at Themis Law Chambers.


iOS developers hit Apple with App Store fees lawsuit

The developers allege the tech giant used its monopoly to implement “profit-killing” commissions and fees in its App Store.


Set-top box installers mull legal action against USAASA

Set-top box installation companies look to go to court, as petitions to be reinstated by USAASA appear to have fallen on deaf ears.


Google in fresh anti-trust probe in the US

The US Justice Department is reportedly preparing an investigation of Google to determine if it broke anti-trust laws.


Significant tax changes in the pipeline

From 1 March 2020, the exemption provision will be limited to the first R1 million of any foreign income earned by an expat, says Webber Wentzel.


Cyber law: Which county’s legislation should SA align with?

International cyber crime, trade wars raise challenges in legislation and prosecution, say UKZN researchers.


Biometrics, digital signatures stop insider criminal thinking

LAWtrust’s Maeson Maherry explains how strong authentication and transactions tied to digital signatures can secure an organisation from the inside out.