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Can you own Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency?

Introduction Facebook recently announced its 2020 plans to launch its first cryptocurrency, Libra.  There are mixed feelings amongst people as some are welcoming this initiative as a promotion for financial inclusion, while others are sceptical about people’s privacy and the potential for an increase in cybercrime.  Libra is not the only cryptocurrency on the market, we have popular ones like [...]

You are your brand!

On Monday,  6 January 2020, this was posted on Facebook: By Tuesday, 7 January 2020, Big Blue responded: It’s incredibly disheartening to think that employees or department heads who could have spotted this, and prevented the shirt from ending up on Big Blues’ shelves, failed to do so.  Despite the awareness people are trying to create around the unjust treatment [...]

By | 27th January, 2020|Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

Do it for the gram…

Half of the world’s population regularly uses some sort of social media platform.  Just think about that for a second. The opportunities for businesses to reach their target audiences are greater than ever!  We are now able to create and promote our brand almost exclusively online.   While the ability to communicate so effectively can humanise your brand and extend [...]

By | 20th March, 2019|Cybersecurity, IP Law, IT Law, Labour law, Media Law|

What you Need to Know about the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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 [...]

By | 23rd May, 2018|Cybersecurity, Data Protection, IP Law, IT Law, Media Law|

FACEBOOK GOT ME FIRED!

A recent ruling in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (“MEIBC”) found a dismissal of an employee was substantively fair after an employee was dismissed as a result of a post on Facebook. In Gordon / National Oilwell Varco[1], an employee’s mother was injured in an ambulance hijack. Outraged by the incident, the employee posted a message on Facebook [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

Tough lessons from SA corporate blunders on Twitter – a few tips on reducing the damage

OUTsurance, MiWay and more recently 702 Radio have all had social media mishaps. OUTsurance and 702 Radio because of decisions taken by their own teams and MiWay, somewhat unfairly as a result of a "fake" email that it attributes to a disgruntled customer. Social media can be a minefield if not used wisely, particularly in situations and on topics that may seem trivial and light-hearted [...]

By | 22nd August, 2017|Commercial Law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|