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The Link between Good Governance and Complying with the Law

There is always a link between good governance and compliance with the law. Compliance with the law is part of good governance. However, the laws stand on their own. King confirms that you should comply with the law. However, the [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

UN concerned about Privacy and Interception in South Africa

The United Nations Human Right Committee is concerned that the South African Government is unlawfully surveilling, intercepting and monitoring the private communications (like emails, SMSs, and phone calls) of its citizens on a mass scale. The committee is concerned that the National Communications Centre [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Shortlist of Candidates for Information Regulator

Parliament has shortlisted candidates for the Information Regulator. This suggests that the Information Regulator will be established in 2016 and that POPI will commence later this year. Who the members of the Information Regulator are is very important. South Africa (both [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

King IV Code and IT Governance

The King IV Code (which has recently been released for comment) once again deals with information and technology governance (or IT Governance) in detail. For the first time, IT Governance was specifically dealt with in King III with a whole chapter [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Information and Communications Technology Law Book

Information and Communications Technology Law is a  book recently published by LexisNexis in 2016 dealing with South African law on the topic. It is written by DP van der Merwe, A Roos, T Pistorius, GTS Eiselen and SS Nel.  It is [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Must your Organisation Comply with?

Organisations must comply with all applicable laws (including ICT laws). So for example, you must comply with RICA. COBIT however, is not a law and therefore you do not have to comply with it. Organisations should consider adhering to rules, codes [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why IT Governance, Risk and Compliance is Important

We've all become dependent on information, communications and technology (often called ICT or IT). Our organisations use it to make money, improve the customer experience, manage employees effectively and to create efficiencies. We, in our individual capacities, use IT all [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Which is the best Compliance Approach?

We are often asked which is best compliance approach? Particularly regards IT compliance. Also what constitutes legal compliance and non-compliance? Few topics in IT have garnered more attention during the last few years than compliance. Through a combination of: new laws [...]

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why the Microsoft Ireland Case is Important?

The Microsoft Ireland case concerns whether the US government can compel Microsoft to give it access to Hotmail emails it holds on its server in Ireland. Can a US Government search warrant compel Microsoft to retrieve emails it holds on [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is the GDPR and Why is it Important?

What is the GDPR? The General Date Protection Regulation or GDPR is a new data protection law Europe has enacted that will apply to the whole of the EU and many organisations in other parts of the world. The GDPR [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |0 Comments