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Dissecting the Cybercrimes Act – The crime of hacking (part 1)

Introduction If we put aside the misery around Covid-19 for a moment, we can notice that a lot of exciting developments have taken place and are still taking place in South Africa’s legislative landscape. We are 5 months away from POPIA[1] coming into full effect. By 1 July of this year, both private and public companies, organisations and institutions will [...]

By | 26th January, 2021|4IR, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, IT Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law, Technology 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|

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 [...]

The South African Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill, 2017…much better!

The Department of Justice published the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, 2017 yesterday. It is, at first glance, much better than the 2016 draft. Some, like financial institutions, may not think so though, because they now have additional obligations. The 2016 draft had some rather convoluted and onerous provisions. One example was Chapter 6 titled " Structures to Deal with Cyber [...]

By | 20th January, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law, Technology Law|