Final POPI regulations published

The Information Regulator has published the final Protection of Personal Information regulations.


Cyber Crimes Bill inches closer to becoming law

The National Assembly sets wheels in motion to protect South Africans, as it passes legislation that addresses cyber crimes.


Fake news too hot to handle for Cyber Crimes Bill

The section that makes fake news a crime has been removed from the final version of the Cyber Crimes Bill.


The rising value of information and the law's response

As the value of information rises so does the importance of information security law, says David Luyt of Michalsons.

Feb 9, 2018

Regulatory update on the global data protection regulation

ITWeb events spoke to John Giles of Michalson's, who will be presenting at the ITWeb Governance, Risk and Compliance 2018 event about how an organisation can remain defensible.

Jan 19, 2018

Regulatory complexities await IT businesses in 2018

Several local and international laws are set to have an impact on IT businesses this year, but will struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of technology advances.

Sep 12, 2017

Regulator makes steady progress on POPI Act

The Information Regulator publishes draft regulations and invites people to comment on them by 7 November.


How valid are electronic signatures?

Meniko's GreenForm electronic signatures are a secure and reliable legal alternative to handwritten signatures under the South African law, the company says.


Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill still open to abuse

With the 28 July cut-off date around the corner, the proposed law still harbours some unintended consequences.

Jul 4, 2017

Bot twist in AfriForum's social media furore

Some of the defendants in the civil rights organisation's case lack legal personhood and, therefore, cannot be prosecuted.

May 24, 2017

Cyber Crimes Bill still makes criminals of most of us

This law is analogous to banning knives because they could be used in the commission of a crime, writes Ivo Vegter.


GDPR first, POPI second: law expert

If you process any €€EU citizen data, you must comply with new EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as with POPI.

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