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2:40

Government tweaks COVID-19 track and trace laws

The changes to the database regulations indicate the importance placed on the protection of the public’s right to privacy, says Webber Wentzel.

3:30
Wednesday

Please Call Me battle lingers on despite court victory

The battle for compensation between Nkosana Makate and Vodacom may not be over yet, despite the former scoring another court victory yesterday.

4:50

‘No excuses’ for POPI non-compliance, says Tlakula

Information Regulator chairperson Pansy Tlakula advises local organisations to use the one-year grace period to put compliance measures in place.

2:30
Monday

MTN, CWU continue court battle over store sell-off plan

The telco says the union mistook its courteous engagements with it as an actual right in law that it had to be consulted with.

3:10
26 Jun

Telkom loses ConCourt battle on cellphone masts

The Constitutional Court dismisses Telkom’s bid to be allowed to install telecoms stations at locations of its choice without prior approval from local authorities.

5:30

No more hiding as POPI Act kicks off on 1 July

From the first of July, organisations will have 12 months to comply with the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information.

2:10

erNavigator enhances labour relations software with Bowmans

The software digitises and automates labour relations processes and enables labour relations teams to conduct cases in compliance with best practice.

5:30

R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’

Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.

3:40

More POPI Act sections come into force

The Presidency has announced the commencement of certain sections of the 2013 Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act.

5:20

SA’s Cyber Crimes Bill edges forward amid increased attacks

The rapid, mass move to working from home amplifies the need for the country’s Cyber Crimes Bill, which has been years in the making, to become law.

4:20

Govt sets sights on nuclear amid environmental opposition

The energy department publishes the request for information in respect of the commencement of a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2 500MW.

3:50

Microsoft, IBM, Amazon ban facial recognition tech sales to police

The global tech giants halt the sales of facial recognition technology to police amid protests about brutality after the killing of George Floyd.