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Cybercrime and information security law

March 27, 2020

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Law@work, UCT Faculty of Law, is pleased to present a one-day seminar on the Cybercrime Bill.

It seems likely that the Cybercrime Bill will be signed into law soon and when that happens companies and individuals will need to be careful to be aware of the changes. Some surprising changes such as criminal charges just for forwarding nude images and dealing with new powers of the police mean that you need to have an in-depth knowledge of what the Cybercrime Bill means for you.

While there is an urgent need for the Cybercrimes Bill, the real trick is how it would be implemented and policed. Together with laws like the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Cybercrimes Bill could make a big impact in 2020.

Cybercrime can be defined as “any form of criminal activity involving the use of computers and the internet”, and is also referred to as computer crime, electronic crime, e-crime, netcrime, and hi-tech crime. Procedural laws in South Africa have not kept pace with the more intrusive and complex investigative measures which are needed to investigate cybercrime.

The current version of the Cybercrime Bill is highly likely to be approved in its current form.

Who will benefit from the course?

  • Attorneys, advocates and legal advisors
  • People involved with IT (or POPI) regulatory compliance
  • All electronic communications services providers
  • Financial institutions
  • Representatives from various government departments

Click here for the course outline and to read about the course presenters.

Registration and enquiries 

Please contact Law@Work, UCT Faculty of Law:

Download the course brochure for more information.

Download and complete the registration form.



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