Cyber law

Technology: Protecting against cybersecurity compromise

By Anthony Pillay In previous articles published in De Rebus, the potential liability of attorneys for business e-mail compromises (2018 (Sept) DR 35) and cyber liability insurance (2019 (Jan/Feb) DR […]

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Cyber liability insurance

By Anthony Pillay As recently as October 2018, the International Bar Association (IBA) published ‘Cybersecurity Guidelines’ (available at www.ibanet.org). The duty to safeguard the confidentiality of client information is as […]

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Are your hands tied when it comes to cyber harassment?

By Amanda Manyame With the dawn of social media and the increased use of digital mediums for communication, a number of unwelcome negativities came along, such as – cyberbullying; cyberstalking; […]

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Business e-mail compromise: Attorneys’ liability

By the Law Society of South Africa’s Cybersecurity helpdesk – Anthony Pillay This is the first in a series of articles addressing the legal obligation to establish and maintain proper […]

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Unscrambling the General Data Protection Regulation

By Daniël Eloff At the beginning of 2012 the European Commission started with the process to reform the data protection framework in the European Union (EU). As part of these […]

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Social Media in the Workplace

By Rosalind Davey and Lenja Dahms-Jansen Durban: LexisNexis (2017) 1st edition Price R 399 (incl VAT) 342 pages (soft cover) LexisNexis has recently published Social Media in the Workplace. This […]

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Are you a hack away from leaking clients’ confidential information?

The recent biggest data breach in South Africa (SA) highlighted the importance of cyber security. Hackers/crackers are always on the lookout for any vulnerability in network systems and attorneys are […]

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Legal professional privilege and Internet hacking

By Daniël Eloff During the past ten years, the world has seen an increase in the number of high profile data hacks. The Panama Papers clearly show the far reaching […]

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POPI: Compliance v defiance

By Sasha Beharilal There has been a buzz around the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI), which was promulgated in 2013, but it has not been in […]

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POPI and the legal profession: What should you know?

  By Johan Moorcroft This article is intended as an introduction to aspects of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act), which will come into operation […]

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