The consequences of the Cybercrimes Act on Social Media (ab)use

By |2021-06-14T08:45:05+01:00June 10th, 2021|Cyber Crime and Insurance, ICT Law, Social Media law|

The Cybercrimes Act (the Act) focuses mainly on criminalising the interference with computer systems and data, which is described in more detail in Andrew Marshall’s article on the subject. However, the Act also has bearing on the way we use (and often abuse) social media which will have an impact on the general public. What you share on social media platforms, including WhatsApp and WhatsApp groups, could now land you in jail if we consider the sections relating to “malicious communications” in the Act.

SIM swap fraud and how to prevent it

By |2019-10-04T05:41:27+01:00June 18th, 2018|ICT Law|

In South Africa it is common for consumers to have mobile numbers linked to their bank accounts. What started out as a seemingly safe security measure, could potentially allow scammers access to your personal information [...]

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