cyber security

SEND NUDES

While most people chuckle at the “send nudes” gifs and memes that are an ongoing source of humour on the internet, for some, the tragic reality is that these nudes may ruin their lives.  People in relationships usually trust the person they’re with and could never imagine being betrayed by them.  However, the startling number of “revenge porn” cases evident [...]

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|

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the rationale behind it and why you should comment

The enacting of legislation undergoes a consultative process; the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (“PAJA”) provides that where an administrative action materially affects the rights of the public, the public must be consulted.  The principle behind public participation is that all the stakeholders affected by a piece of legislation have a right to be consulted and contribute [...]

By | 10th July, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

ARE YOU CYBER AWARE?

Take a moment to consider these 2 important questions: How many time have you brought your own device to work and connected it to the server? How many times have you taken your work devices home and connected them to your personal Wi-Fi? If the answer is “one time too many”, then I suggest you pay careful attention to this [...]

By | 7th June, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

CYBERBULLYING: SOCIAL MEDIA’S NEW SURGE

We have all heard of devastating stories both locally and internationally of children and adults who have committed harmful acts towards themselves or others due to cyberbullying.  It would however appear that this is phenomenon is on the rise especially following the tremendous growth of social media across the world.  Mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and Instagram have [...]

By | 7th June, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

Blue Whale: Fake or Real and the dangers facing SA kids

It seems a panic has swept the globe due to the “new” online social media game: the Blue Whale. After signing up, players are assigned a curator who then issues tasks; similar to a scene straight out of the movie “Nerve”, except with no reward. The tasks range from waking up at weird hours to watching strange videos. On the [...]

By | 17th May, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

YOU WILL BE BREACHED: TIPS ON LIMITING LEGAL LIABILITY UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT

It was reported over the past weekend that 15 computers were stolen in a burglary at the Office of the Chief Justice, in Johannesburg.  The media reported that the computers held the information of 243 South African judges and about 1,800 support staff.  Other important South African state institutions like the state arms procurement company, Armscor, and the South African police [...]