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Happy National Youth Day – A day to honour the past, reflect on the present and look to the future

Today marks 46 years since the 16 June 1976  Soweto Youth Uprising.  In the advent of democracy, this day was declared a public holiday to honour the sacrifices and to commemorate the contributions of the youth in the fight against the apartheid regime. It is also a day to reflect on the plethora of issues that plague the present-day youth.  [...]

By | 16th June, 2022|4IR, IT Law|

The importance of social media policies in schools

INTRODUCTION Social media refers to forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, videos and other content.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has proven to be a useful tool through which teachers and learners can communicate.  This enables  them to facilitate learning while adhering to the social distancing [...]

By | 7th March, 2022|Child law, Data Protection, GDPR, Information Security, Social media law|

Privacy implications of wearable technologies – the case of smart glasses

Introduction The Internet of Things (“IoT”) refers to the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.  The IoT has become one of the most important emerging technologies.  There are various devices that form part of the IoT, including wearable technologies. As it stands there is no universally agreed upon [...]

By | 27th January, 2022|Compliance Law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Information Security, Privacy Law|

Cyber attacks and reporting obligations under POPIA

The month of October, known as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, comes at a time when South Africa is reeling from the effects of a plethora of security breaches and cyber attacks that have plagued the country since the beginning of 2021.  The most recent security breaches and cyber attacks targeted Transnet and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.  Section [...]

Inaugural Global Encryption Day – 21 October 2021

Today marks the inaugural Global Encryption Day.  This is an initiative by the Global Encryption Coalition (“GEC'').  The GEC is composed of the Democracy & Technology, Global Partners Digital, the Internet Society and over 180 organisational members including civil society organisations, business and trade associations, and individual members including technical and cybersecurity experts and academics.   The initiative is an opportunity for businesses, civil society organisations, technologists, and internet users worldwide to show why encryption matters and why people [...]

The Competition Commission publishes the Further Statement of Issues

On 17 May 2021, the Competition Commission officially launched the Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry (“Inquiry”).  The Inquiry was initiated in terms of section 43 B (1) (a) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 (as amended).  The purpose of the Inquiry is to act as a proactive measure for the Competition Commission to get a deeper understanding of the online markets operating in South Africa.  The [...]

By | 5th October, 2021|Commercial Law, IT Law, Regulatory and Governance|

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021

Today, 28 September 2021, the world commemorates International Day for Universal Access to Information. It was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation on 17 November 2015 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 September 2019.  This day highlights the importance of access to information laws, and their implementation worldwide in order to promote [...]

By | 28th September, 2021|4IR, Data Protection, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law|

Happy Women’s Day – Empowering Women in the Digital Age

In South Africa the month of August is of great significance. It marks Women’s month, when the country pays tribute to thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th of August 1956 to protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. This year Women’s month is celebrated under the theme: “Generational Equality: Realising Women’s Rights [...]

By | 10th August, 2021|PPM Attorneys|

World Telecommunications & Information Society Day, 17 May 2021

Today is World Telecommunications & Information Society Day. This day is celebrated annually on the 17th of May to mark the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and to commemorate the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention which took place of the 17th of May 1865. The aim of celebrating this day is to raise awareness of the [...]

By | 17th May, 2021|4IR, PPM Attorneys, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law|