Legal View

Regulator, marketers iron out POPI 'opt in' differences

With the POPI Act drawing closer, the Information Regulator and the Direct Marketers Association of SA thrash out their differences.


Legal insights: advertising rules on promotional offers

Suppliers argue that it is the duty of the consumer to read the T&Cs, says Sergio dos Santos, candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel.


Grant deductions fight heads to appeals court

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an application to appeal the ruling that favours deductions from the bank accounts of SA's most vulnerable citizens.


How will GDPR affect SA businesses?

Non-compliance with the GDPR might result in loss of reputation and the consequences thereof, says Dr Peter Tobin.


Survey participants admit to being in dark about POPI

Half of local firms surveyed in ITWeb's online survey admitted to not being ready for the looming implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

6 Aug

ASA rules in favour of Vodacom on 'best network' claim

The Advertising Standards Authority rules that Vodacom is not in breach of the advertising codes in claiming to have SA's best network.

31 Jul

VAT reprieve for crypto-currencies

No value-added tax will be levied on the issue, acquisition, collection or buying of any crypto-currency, an amendment Bill proposes.

30 Jul

Information Regulator calls direct marketers to order

After direct marketers slammed the POPI Act's "opt-in" provisions, the regulator says they are in the best interests of data subjects.

25 Jul

Direct marketers slam POPI 'opt-in' provisions

The Direct Marketing Association of SA says Section 69 of the POPI Act will negatively impact its industry.


How will the GDPR affect South African businesses?

The GDPR is the `gold standard' of data protection law and it will help SA interpret POPIA when it comes into effect, says Michalsons.

Jul 19, 2018

Money-grabbing EU snaffles $5 billion from Google

The massive fine against Google by European competition authorities is a money grab that hardly benefits its own consumers, and raises prices for everyone else.