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.

Progress On POPI In 2015

As we previously reported, the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) was signed into law in November 2013. Those provisions which deal...
Progress on POPI

Domain names and passing-off

In South Africa, disputes regarding domain names are generally settled out of court, with parties using the Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure that was established...
Domain names and passing-off

The ins and outs of outsourcing

According to a recent Outsourcing and Insourcing Report compiled by Deloittes, the trend towards IT outsourcing is increasing, with clients looking to optimize vendor relationships and improve operational efficiency. …

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