What do Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Christiano Ronaldo and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson all have in common? They’ve all been paid close to a million dollars for a single post on social media. Sure, these are A list celebrities, but YouTube, Instagram, Vine and SnapChat stars like Lilly Singh, Zach King, Jake Paul and Lele Pons also have big brands [...]
In 2014 National Treasury issued an instruction prohibition by national and provincial public entities from making payments via the internet due to the risk associated with such transactions.  In 2019, however, it seems that National Treasury (“NT”) has had a change of heart and are revaluating its existing payments regulatory framework. On 5 December 2018, National Treasury and the [...]
You are probably reading this article on your smart phone, which has a digital footprint of all the people and entities in your life who you have interacted with online. Whether you are aware of it or not, your personal data is being shared online for the world to consume. This means that your location and preferences are well known. [...]
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has recently become a buzzword that everyone seems to be talking about but what exactly is it about? Most people understand that it has something to do with the leaking of Facebook users’ data but who stole the data, how and why? Who is Cambridge Analytica? They are a multinational political consulting firm based in the [...]
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 [...]
Below are existing governance tools and instruments that arguably need government and its SoCs must implement fully and consistently to contribute towards effective SoC governance for efficient SoC turnaround and sustained success. These are based on a comparative study, including interviews undertaken, comparing and extracting key success factors between SoCs in South Africa and in other emerging economies in Asia [...]
ICASA sets its eyes on priority markets in the electronic communications sector – 10 years after the original go-ahead, are we finally going to see local loop unbundling?
ICASA has started an inquiry to identify markets and or market segments in the electronic communications sector that are susceptible to ex ante regulations. It has published a Priority Markets Discussion Document inviting comments on its preliminary views. It wants to determine which of these markets should be prioritised for market reviews and potential regulation under the EC Act. One [...]