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South African Cybercrimes Act is now law!

This blog was co-authored by: Victoria Pillay, Associate The President has proclaimed that, from 1 December 2021, certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act, 2020 will come into full force. The Cybercrimes Act aims to: regulate and harmonise legislation in respect of offences committed using electronic mediums, and creates offences which have a bearing on cybercrime … Continue reading

Medical technology initiatives announced in Health Minister’s budget speech

The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy. In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken … Continue reading

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill: Draft for public comment

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill [B-2015] has been published for comment together with a discussion document. The intention is to create 20 new cybercrime offences including data access and data use, computer-related fraud, terrorism and a number of other crimes committed by means of a computer, prohibited hate speech and incitement to violence, infringement of … Continue reading