Karl Blom

Information Regulator publishes invitation for public comments on new POPIA regulations

The amended Draft Regulations cover various steps that people can take in exercising their rights under POPIA and how businesses can request consent for direct marketing purposes.

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.

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.

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.

Aug 6, 2020

POPIA unpacked: What you need to know

There is a 12-month grace period – until 30 June 2021 – by which to comply with the comprehensive requirements set out in POPIA.

Jun 4, 2020

Podcast: The effect of COVID-19 on cyber security and cyber breaches

In this podcast, Webber Wentzel experts discuss several issues relevant to business in managing the risks associated with cyber crime.

Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19: Electronic signatures in lockdown times

The ECTA provides for two types of signatures in electronic form: electronic signatures and advanced electronic signatures.

Nov 8, 2018

Local firms may be forced to appoint GDPR reps

Companies that have been operating in the €EU may be required to appoint an EU-based GDPR representative, says Webber Wentzel.

Oct 10, 2018

What SA businesses should do differently in light of GDPR

Webber Wentzel's Karl Blom will be speaking at ITWeb's GDPR Update.


Cloud computing in Africa

Africa's geography and rapidly evolving legislative environment have led to Africa-specific issues in the context of cloud computing, says Karl Blom, associate at Webber Wentzel.


Personal information leaks: understanding your legal rights

SA has recently suffered its largest data leak to date with an estimated 60 million South Africans' personal information becoming publicly available, say Karl Blom (Associate) and Daniel Vale (Candidate Attorney) at Webber Wentzel.


FinTech - new opportunities (and risks)

It is vital for FinTech companies to be aware of their obligations in the event of a data breach, says?Karl Blom, associate at Webber Wentzel.

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