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PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do
PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for PoPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

By Anna Collard 12 Apr 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021

Why POPI compliance is not just an IT issue
Why POPI compliance is not just an IT issue

Many organisations believe that POPI compliance will not affect them. This is a short-sighted attitude that could see them falling foul of the law...

By Johan Scheepers 7 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation
#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation

The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...

By David Geral 9 Jan 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?
What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Your business is vulnerable: Seven tips to prevent identity theft

It may sound strange to think that your business could be the victim of identity theft, but the truth is that any entity is capable of being “hijacked” by fraudsters...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight
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

What a social media crisis did for Hart and the Bank
What a social media crisis did for Hart and the Bank

On 3 January this year, prolific Twitter user Chris Hart went quiet. From May 2009 until then he had tweeted nearly 33,000 times. If he had been writing books instead, he would have written 2,566 pages...

By Walter Pike 23 Feb 2016

Legal consequences of social media in the workplace
Legal consequences of social media in the workplace

The use of social media in society is becoming increasingly prevalent and its usage complicates employment relations and, in turn, employment law...

By Rosalind Davey 11 Nov 2015

POPI Act and the IT industry
POPI Act and the IT industry

The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in big data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 9 Nov 2015

Protecting your creativity on the web
Protecting your creativity on the web

The internet is the new global market place and it would be commercial suicide not to advertise or display your wares in this space...

By Jani Cronje 29 Sep 2015

POPI: the race to data safety
POPI: the race to data safety

The passing of POPI into SA law and the imminent appointment of an information regulator has forced local businesses to sit up and listen...

By Gregory Anderson 8 Jun 2015

Anton Harber
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

By Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015

Yossi Hasson
Managing risk: Why email archiving is critical

In a fast-moving and rapidly evolving business environment, which is undergoing a transformative shift to digital communications - it is increasingly important for businesses to protect themselves...

By Yossi Hasson 4 Nov 2014

Jenny Reid
Do your employees understand professional social media?

Social media is a bit like a naïve teen's house party. Think of it as an endless online party where everyone is invited, everyone can listen or join in, or watch, at any time.

By Jenny Reid 14 May 2014

Françoise Henderson
A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014

Anton Harber
Praise to the media, but much else can be done

At times such as these, I want to sing the praise of those elements of our news media that show courage and doggedness.

By Anton Harber 28 Mar 2014

Rod Baker
New National Cyber Security Advisory council announced

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.

By Rod Baker 16 Oct 2013

Chris Moerdyk
Don't confuse aggregation and plagiarism

There has been a lot written in the past few weeks about the challenges posed to the online publishing community by the litigation between Moneyweb and Fin24, and a not unsubstantial amount of this opinion has been a mix of journalistic petulance and hysteria.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Oct 2013

Branko Brkic
Superhighway robbery: Why Moneyweb is right

A few weeks ago, SA's media world was stunned by the news of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for doing what aggregators around the world have been doing since the dawn of Internet publishing: re-purposing of their original stories. My personal reaction, when I heard about it? "About time."

By Branko Brkic 30 Sep 2013

Drew van Vuuren
Zeus the almighty

As a society we have become captivated by the world of social connection, through the vast number of endless apps and platforms available on the web. Whether it's sharing our latest travel pictures, connecting with a former colleague or even posting a comment to an interesting article shared, we have become reliant on social media as one way, if not the primary way, we choose to communicate for work and play.

By Drew van Vuuren 5 Sep 2013

Rachel Sikwane
Trademarks vs Adwords - the final decision (or is it?)

The issue of Adwords has become increasingly important in trademark law. When you buy a word from Google as an Adword, this has the effect that whenever anyone enters that word as a search term, your pop-up advert will appear on the screen together with the so-called 'natural results'.

By Rachel Sikwane 22 Jul 2013

Donvay Wegierski
Trademark owners should remain vigilant as gTLD space expands

The Google AdWords program, in which the highest bidders are offered third party-owned trademarks for keyword advertising, remains debated by trademark owners. This programme is on a pay-per-click basis, also known as the sponsored link campaign, whereby an advertiser pays only when the link is clicked on.

By Donvay Wegierski 18 Jul 2013

Kathleen Rice
Spy Bill passed

The General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB) also known as the Spy Bill, has been adopted by both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces and it was submitted on 3 June 2013, to the president for assent.

By Kathleen Rice 14 Jun 2013

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