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China's new privacy law: Its impact on SA organisations

South African businesses with links to China need to be aware of the country’s recently passed Personal Information Protection Law, which comes into force in November 2021.


AI and regulating the unknown: Lessons from the EU and UK

Recent developments in the UK and EU on regulating artificial intelligence may help to provide guidelines for South African lawmakers in drawing up much-needed regulation for the sector, says Fatima Ismail, associate at Webber Wentzel.

Aug 4, 2021

No Doge-ing the tax bill on crypto-currency transactions

SARS is tightening tax collection on crypto-currency transactions, which makes it important to distinguish between events that will trigger income tax rates or CGT rates.

Jun 22, 2021

POPIA prior authorisation commencement date set for 2022

The regulator extends the commencement date of the provision that requires firms to obtain prior authorisation if processing certain types of personal information.

Jun 17, 2021

Webinar: Key cyber security tips for POPIA and Cyber Crimes Bill

A live, free webinar is being held on 29 June, in a joint presentation by cyber security specialist F-Secure and legal firm Webber Wentzel.

Jun 3, 2021

Cybercrimes Bill signed by the President

This Bill will now be known as the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020, and it criminalises various types of cyber crimes.

Jun 1, 2021

Is your chatbot POPIA compliant?

When a business uses a chatbot, a lot of real-time data about end-users may be obtained during the conversation, says Maison Samuels, candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel.

May 13, 2021

Digital mergers potentially face greater scrutiny

The Competition Commission has invited public comment on proposed amendments to Small Merger Guidelines, which expand the scope of potentially notifiable mergers in digital markets, says Webber Wentzel.

Apr 13, 2021

Final regulations to transform ICT sector have been passed

These regulations expand on key requirements in the draft regulations published in February 2020.


Information Regulator publishes guidance note on applications for prior authorisation

The Information Regulator has issued guidelines for applicants who require prior authorisation to process certain categories of information under POPIA.

Feb 25, 2021

SA’s TMT sector faces legal challenges and opportunities in 2021

Cyber security, B-BBEE and the allocation of high frequency radio spectrum will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications sector this year.

Oct 30, 2020

Playing safely with personal information inside a regulatory sandbox

A regulatory sandbox allows businesses to test innovative ideas in the form of products, services, business models and delivery mechanisms without incurring regulatory consequences.

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