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Why You Should Care about POPI

We need to protect personal information to protect people from harm. People can have their money stolen, lose access to credit, be physically assaulted, have their identity stolen, be discriminated against, and become the target of unwanted persistent marketing. These [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|0 Comments

Cyber Crime and Cyber Security affect Everyone

Crime affects everyone and in future cyber crime is going to affect people more and more. No one is safe - it impacts the rich and the poor: Anyone with a mobile phone in their pocket. Anyone who has a [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Legal Year that was 2015

Thank you for your support - we really appreciate it. You are the reason Michalsons has been in existence for more than a decade and why it continues to grow. Your interesting (and often challenging) instructions and questions are what excite [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Categories: Life@Law|0 Comments

Protection of State Information Bill – POSI

The Protection of State Information Bill is a draft law in South Africa that deals with the classification and protection of state information. Some people call it the Secrecy Bill, POSIB or POSI. We prefer the acronym POSI. It will [...]

By |November 27th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , |0 Comments

We need SimpleLaw!

I believe we need SimpleLaw in all countries, but especially South Africa. A few laws that people understand and know, and then comply with. ComplexLaw is the current reality We currently have too many laws that are too complex resulting [...]

By |November 26th, 2015|Categories: Life@Law, Plain Language|Tags: |1 Comment

Types of Joint Venture Agreements

People often ask us to help them draft a joint venture agreement. Joint ventures (JVs) are not specifically regulated in South Africa and can be concluded through a simple joint venture agreement, a partnership agreement or through incorporation of the [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: IT Contracts|Tags: |Comments Off on Types of Joint Venture Agreements

Privacy in a Robot’s World

The Lexing conference in Paris in June 2015 on Robot Law was very interesting. Members from many countries presented on many different aspects of robot law. I presented on privacy in a robot's world. There is no doubt that we [...]

By |November 4th, 2015|Categories: Robot Law|0 Comments

What is ICT?

The acronym ICT is often used in many different contexts. For example, people refer to the ICT industry, ICT sector, ICT companies, ICT law (laws like the POPI Act, the ECT Act, and the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill), the ICT BEE [...]

By |June 14th, 2015|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is ICT?

Do I need an App EULA?

Many people are wondering whether they need an App EULA (or Application End User Licence Agreement) for the App (or application) that they have developed (like an iPhone App, Mac App, or iPad App).  It might be an App for Apple, Android, [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|Categories: IT Contracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Why YOU need to use Plain English

Plain English is the future. But some people still question whether to use plain English for legal documents. We weigh up the risks of using plain English vs the risks of not using plain English and come to the conclusion [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: Plain Language|Tags: , |2 Comments