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On 2 March 2022, the CCMA handed down a ruling relating to an unfair labour practices dispute. The applicant, an employee of the Rail Safety Regulator (the respondent), alleged that she was excluded from receiving benefits that were due
On 1 February 2022, section 58 (2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) came into full operation.  This section relates to application for prior authorisation
The Pretoria High Court, today, granted an urgent interdict compelling South Africa’s Department of Basic Education (“the Department”) to publish matric results on various media platforms. 
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. 
It has been a few months since the grace period for the coming into full operation of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) lapsed.
The use of video conferencing tools have surged with the COVID-19 pandemic.  When organising virtual meetings, meeting organisers frequently request from attendees their consent to use the recording functionalities as it is convenient to prepare minutes, keep accurate records of
Cyber attacks are fast becoming the norm in our society.  The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this with a 485% increase of ransomware reported in 2020. 
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. 
Today marks the inaugural Global Encryption Day. This is an initiative by the Global Encryption Coalition (“GEC”).
On 4 June 2021, the European Commission adopted two new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses (“2021 SCCs”). The 2021 SCC’s will replace the old SCC’s adopted in 2010.
Commercial Law
Lucien Pierce

SHEBURI V RAIL SAFETY REGULATOR – APPLICATION OF POPIA

On 2 March 2022, the CCMA handed down a ruling relating to an unfair labour practices dispute. The applicant, an employee of the Rail Safety Regulator (the respondent), alleged that she was excluded from receiving benefits that were due to her which other employees were entitled to.

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Commercial Law
Melody Musoni

POPIA and Prior Authorisation

On 1 February 2022, section 58 (2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) came into full operation.  This section relates to application for prior authorisation

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Commercial Law
Delphine Daversin

THIS MEETING IS BEING RECORDED: DO YOU HAVE TO CONSENT TO IT?

The use of video conferencing tools have surged with the COVID-19 pandemic.  When organising virtual meetings, meeting organisers frequently request from attendees their consent to use the recording functionalities as it is convenient to prepare minutes, keep accurate records of the meetings and easier to share with colleagues who might not have been able to attend the meetings.

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Commercial Law
Tshepiso Hadebe

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. 

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