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TEMPTED TO IGNORE THE EU GDPR PRIVACY LAWS? RATHER USE THIS GUIDE TO NAVIGATE THEM

May 25 has come and gone; we are all very aware of the GDPR, the European Union’s new set of data privacy laws. It might be tempting to think that because you’re in SA, these laws don’t affect you or your company, but the EU is serious about its citizens’ privacy and complacency would be a mistake. South African organisations [...]

By | 26th June, 2018|Commercial Law, IT Law, Privacy Law, Technology Law|

GDPR: Data Protection Impact Assessments

While there are many similarities between the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) and the General Data Protection Regulations, (“GDPR”) there are also many differences.  One of these differences is the obligation that GDPR places on organisations to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”). What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment? This is a process that [...]

Class Actions: What, Why and How

There have been many instances where companies have wronged a group of people.  This could be a result of ill-manufactured products, contamination of food products or unsafe working conditions.  While individuals may have a strong case against the company, court processes are expensive and most often, the individual does not have the capacity to seek justice. In comes the class [...]

By | 10th April, 2018|Administrative Law, Commercial Law|

App development: what to look out for when you contract with a developer

You’ve got a great idea for an app, but you do not have the technical skill to create it on your own so you contract a software development company.  They love your idea and are happy to work with you, great! You have approached your attorney who has provided you with an NDA, the developer has signed it and you [...]

By | 13th March, 2018|Cybersecurity, Data Protection, IP Law, IT Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys|

Compliance is not a legal issue: True or False

Lawyers interpret legislation and advise accordingly and our advice isn’t cheap.  We spend hours considering legislation so that we can give you the most precise advice.  Most often, we are called in when faeces are propelled in an upward direction.  This happens when clients don’t follow our advice. Did you follow our advice? Yes, you say. But did you really? [...]

WHY IS THE GDPR RELEVANT IN SOUTH AFRICA

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (“the GDPR”) are set to become fully effective on 25 May 2018.  Closer to home, the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) is closing in and is likely to become fully effective next year.  Needless to say, the theme for 2018 is data protection. Compliance with POPIA is an extensive [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|Data Protection|

HOW THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT LIMITS YOUR FREEDOM

The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (“the CPA”) is one of the simplest pieces of legislation – and consequently, it provides for the plain and simple language in consumer contracts.   The law of contract is regulated by common law and the CPA seeks to create statutory obligations to impact the common law of contract.  As a result, the CPA [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Consumer Law, PPM Attorneys|

5 WAYS TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION WHILE USING CLOUD SOFTWARE

Cloud technology has significantly changed the way we transfer and store information. By allowing us to store our files in a space with no physical boundaries, cloud technology allows us to have access to any file at any time and from anywhere. The only downside is the additional privacy risks involved with using a cloud system. In terms of the [...]

By | 16th August, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

OF “BEN 10s” AND STATE ICT PROCUREMENT: GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

The Department of Water and Sanitation has been under fire for its alleged unlawful ICT procurement procedures.  Part of the furore related to the allegation that Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s alleged “Ben 10's” firm was contracted to advise on ICT related procurement projects (as a defamation lawyer, I’m not saying that his or his firm's appointment was unlawful).  The State, by virtue [...]

When does an argument become harassment?

Arguments can either diffuse or escalate quickly depending on the parties involved, but what do you do when your argument gets out of control? For example, you have an altercation with your neighbour and your neighbour sends you a scathing email. Accusations are thrown your way and you get defensive and before you know it, a heated argument ensues.  You’re [...]

By | 19th October, 2016|Commercial Law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|