Nick Altini

Director & national practice head at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Location:South Africa


    Nick Altini is director and national practice head, competition and regulatory practice, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has diverse experience in regulatory work in sectors including airline, courier, banking, dairy, engineering, print media, education, electronics FMCG, gaming and liquor. In particular, he has considerable expertise concerning the Consumer Protection Act, 2008, the Protection of Personal Information Act and the Advertising Standards Authority Code of Advertising Conduct. Contact Nick via email or tel +27 (0)11 562 1079.
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    Direct marketing in the context of privacy regulation

    The ever-growing volume of consumer complaints relating to unsolicited and unwanted commercial messages seems to be having a legislative effect, as the issue of privacy and the right to reject and not receive unsolicited commercial messages is a theme in existing pieces of legislation and in the draft Protection of Personal Information (PPI) law.

    By Nick Altini 9 Feb 2012

    Conflict in provisions of the ASA code and advertising practice?

    The advent of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 2008 heralds an era of legislated advertising standards. This stands in contrast to the position that had been in place up to 1 April 2011, when the CPA took full force and effect.

    By Nick Altini 12 Oct 2011

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