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ICASA sets its eyes on priority markets in the electronic communications sector – 10 years after the original go-ahead, are we finally going to see local loop unbundling?

ICASA has started an inquiry to identify markets and or market segments in the electronic communications sector that are susceptible to ex ante regulations.[1]  It has published a Priority Markets Discussion Document inviting comments on its preliminary views. It wants to determine which of these markets should be prioritised for market reviews and potential regulation under the EC Act. One [...]

By | 11th April, 2018|Commercial Law, IT Law, Media Law, Telecommunications 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 [...]

WHY REGULATING SOCIAL MEDIA IN SOUTH AFRICA CANNOT, SHOULD NOT AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN

Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, says that the South African Government is considering regulating social media use in South Africa. His reason for this is that social media is being abused to peddle information that harms individuals. If he is talking about regulating legitimate information before it is posted to social media, then it is simply a bad idea and will [...]

By | 8th March, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

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|