Legal View

US states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

A US Supreme Court ruling will result in many consumers paying more for online purchases.

Tesla sues ex-employee for stealing trade secrets


The electric carmaker sues a former employee, claiming he hacked its trade secrets and transferred company data to third parties.

Teradata alleges SAP stole trade secrets


The US company sues Germany's SAP, accusing it of stealing trade secrets, copyright infringement and anti-trust violations.

Fileless, zero-footprint cyber attacks on the rise


Malware authors are adding coin mining features to their tools, even if the primary aim isn't coin mining, according to Morphisec Threat Report.

Consumer permission is not compliance


GDPR and POPI compliance demand restructuring of data management practices, and deep data and process mapping.

Court finds Vodacom, Transnet contract 'lawful'


The South Gauteng High Court rules against MTN's attempt to set aside a Vodacom contract with Transnet worth R325 million.

Apple App Store commissions under legal spotlight


The US Supreme Court takes up Apple's bid to escape a lawsuit accusing it of causing consumers to pay more than they should for apps.

National Minimum Wage: understanding the basics

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and the NMW Bill have significant consequences for employees and employers alike, says Webber Wentzel.

Creator of Facebook data leak app to testify

15 Jun

The contractor at the centre of the scandal involving the use of data from millions of Facebook users will be interrogated by a US Senate panel.

New app tracks bonds registered at Deeds Office

14 Jun

It aggregates bond registration data to give the client a full picture of the progress of their property registration.

Fortinet, Interpol sign threat information sharing agreement

They aim to combat cyber crime and threats to privacy globally through the sharing of threat information, says Fortinet.

Transnet takes ICT services in-house

14 Jun

T-Systems and Transnet embark on a "disengagement process" to insource all ICT services, while the state-owned group tries to sort out a legal battle over a new IT contract.

ICT firms pocketed R1.5m in PIC's whistle-blower probe

14 Jun

The organisation allegedly paid over R1.5 million to tech companies to unmask a whistle-blower who had accused its CEO of corrupt activities.