Technology Law

This topic contains articles related to technology, science, information technology (IT) and matters related to the internet and communications. As new technologies enter our day to day lives, new opportunities and crimes follow suit. Old laws must constantly adapt to changing circumstances and new laws must be promulgated to ensure that the best interest of society are promoted. Issues such as cybercrime and cybersecurity continue to proliferate, blockchain is slowly changing the way we store and monitor information, drones have the ability to fly unperturbed in our skies, and new software is changing the way the legal industry operates.


Ransomware – Can you pay?

Ransomware, also referred to as a crypto-virus, is malicious software that is used by cybercriminals to illicitly infect, lock-out and then take control over digital...
Ransomware – Can you pay?

Data breaches: What is required?

South Africa has experienced no fewer than four significant data breaches involving consumer’s personal information held by businesses, in the preceding ten months alone. There...

Cybercrime: Business email compromises

Business eMail compromises (BECs) are a form of cybercrime where electronic communications are accessed, monitored and at appropriate times intercepted and replaced with eMails that...
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Cybercrime: Business email compromises

Cryptocurrencies and tax

The advent of cryptocurrencies, and in particular the substantial gains that are associated with investments in cryptocurrencies, caught the attention and interest of the world...
Cryptocurrencies and tax

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