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The South African government’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (“DCDT”) published its National Policy on Data and Cloud yesterday (“National Data and Cloud Policy”). It is well-drafted, concise and realistic. It doesn’t skirt issues, acknowledging that there are problems
South Africa's Next-Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum for Economic Development Policy ("Next-Generation Spectrum Policy") published today. It has some interesting ideas: let's see the industry's reaction.
This article discusses the role of technology in cyber warfare and information warfare.
In navigating the complexities of AI regulation, South Africa can draw inspiration and guidance from its Constitution. The Constitution embodies the democratic values of human dignity, equality, freedom, and the rule of law. These fundamental values provide a solid foundation
This article analyses South Africa's Draft AI Plan and why it is disappointing in its current form.
The WEF's Global Cybersecurity Outlook for 2024 highlights growing cyber inequality and emerging technologies as significant challenges for organisations. This article discusses some of the insights into cyber inequality and emerging technologies provided in the Report.
ICASA intends reducing call termination fees from July 2024. It has published proposed amendments to its 2014 Call Termination Regulations.
This article summarises the March 2023 updates to the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance note on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection.
This article discusses whether works generated by AI software systems can be copyrighted by a natural person for self-benefit.
The South African government’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (“DCDT”) published its National Policy on Data and Cloud yesterday (“National Data and Cloud Policy”). It is well-drafted, concise and realistic. It doesn’t skirt issues, acknowledging that there are problems
South Africa's Next-Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum for Economic Development Policy ("Next-Generation Spectrum Policy") published today. It has some interesting ideas: let's see the industry's reaction.
This article discusses the role of technology in cyber warfare and information warfare.
In navigating the complexities of AI regulation, South Africa can draw inspiration and guidance from its Constitution. The Constitution embodies the democratic values of human dignity, equality, freedom, and the rule of law. These fundamental values provide a solid foundation
This article analyses South Africa's Draft AI Plan and why it is disappointing in its current form.
The WEF's Global Cybersecurity Outlook for 2024 highlights growing cyber inequality and emerging technologies as significant challenges for organisations. This article discusses some of the insights into cyber inequality and emerging technologies provided in the Report.
ICASA intends reducing call termination fees from July 2024. It has published proposed amendments to its 2014 Call Termination Regulations.
This article summarises the March 2023 updates to the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance note on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection.
This article discusses whether works generated by AI software systems can be copyrighted by a natural person for self-benefit.
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Infrastructure and Telecommunications
Lucien Pierce

South Africa’s National Data and Cloud Policy, 2024 Published Yesterday 

The South African government’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (“DCDT”) published its National Policy on Data and Cloud yesterday (“National Data and Cloud Policy”). It is well-drafted, concise and realistic. It doesn’t skirt issues, acknowledging that there are problems and identifying how to fix them.

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Technology Law
Tshegofatso Phahlamohlaka

Can the Constitution serve as a Blueprint for AI Regulation in South Africa?

In navigating the complexities of AI regulation, South Africa can draw inspiration and guidance from its Constitution. The Constitution embodies the democratic values of human dignity, equality, freedom, and the rule of law. These fundamental values provide a solid foundation for AI regulation that promotes fairness, inclusivity, transparency and accountability.

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