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Sub-Saharan Africa third highest exposure to cyber fraud

Given that sub-Saharan Africa has the third highest exposure to incidents of cyber fraud in the world, the revised draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is a welcome addition to the prevention of cybercrime...

By Krevania Pillay 18 Apr 2017

Mobile legal research is the future

Mobile legal research with its ease of access, convenience and user-friendly formats, is gaining momentum in South Africa and looks set to significantly change the way legal professionals work in the future...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 Apr 2017

Dutch consider tough new cybercrime law

The Netherlands is considering a bill to give police far-ranging powers to prosecute cybercrime, including the ability to hack suspects' computers or trap suspected paedophiles...

6 Mar 2017

Introducing South Africa's revised cybercrime legislation

In February 2017, South Africa made great strides when we introduced a new cybercrime bill to parliament.

Issued by Risk Benefit Solutions 1 Mar 2017

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire...

20 Feb 2017

Microsoft victory in overseas data privacy case stands

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reaffirmed Microsoft's legal right to refuse a US government order to hand over data stored overseas in a case with important privacy implications...

27 Jan 2017

Ashley Madison dating site to pay $1.6m over breach

WASHINGTON, USA: The operators of the Ashley Madison affair-minded dating website have agreed to pay a $1.6 million penalty over a data breach...

20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

How to play the game of social media brand dodge ball

It's a familiar scene, two players enter the arena. One armed with a red ball, the other seemingly defenceless. But unlike a normal game of dodge ball, more players quickly enter the ring...

By Robin Richardson 18 Nov 2016

Hacked by your fridge: the Internet of Things could spark a new wave of cyber attacks

The past few weeks have seen a remarkable and somewhat alarming development in cyber security...

By Mihai Lazarescu 7 Oct 2016

Yahoo breach highlights the need for cyber insurance

Yahoo's cyber attack highlights the liability companies face in safeguarding their clients' personal information...

28 Sep 2016

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight

We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...

By Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016

US judge tosses suit against Twitter for IS accounts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A US judge Wednesday, 10 August 2016, tossed out a lawsuit accusing Twitter of abetting terrorism by allowing Islamic State propaganda to be broadcast using the messaging platform.

12 Aug 2016

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International

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

LONDON, UK - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

18 Apr 2017

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