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.


Domain name disputes – Are they worth it?
Domain name disputes – Are they worth it?

ADR, UDRP and URS. SAIIPL, ICANN, WIPO, MFSD, ADNRC, and NAF. You’re probably confused, aren’t you? What do all of these have in common? They are all legal mechanisms or regulatory bodies established to assist in effectively resolving disputes specifically relating…
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Data privacy and security under the spotlight
Data privacy and security under the spotlight

Improving data privacy and security is one of the key areas that the communications department plans to focus on in response to the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The deputy minister of communications, Pinky Kekana, highlighted this…
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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...

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