PAIA Manual – Do you have one, is it up to date and ready for inspection?

23rd November 2023|Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

If you do have an existing PAIA Manual, ensure you merge the mandatory forms to your Manual. The forms can be downloaded on the Information Regulator’s website. Very important to remember - it is a criminal offence not to have a PAIA Manual if you are required to do so, and your entity may face fines for non-compliance. Should you not have a PAIA Manual, or if your PAIA Manual has not been updated in terms of the provisions of POPIA or with the mandatory PAIA forms, contact us to assist you.

PAIA Manuals – Time is Running Out

12th November 2020|ICT Law, Privacy Law|

It has sneaked up on us, but it looks like the long-delayed PAIA manuals must finally be compiled. POPIA is also clamouring to be included in the manuals. End of Exemption from Compiling a PAIA Manual The Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000, better known as PAIA, commenced in March 2001.


Commencement of POPI

22nd June 2020|ICT Law, Privacy Law|

1st of July 2020 is the date of commencement of the bulk of the remaining sections of POPU. Anyone processing personal information in South Africa will have one year in which to become compliant with the Act.

Virtual Sports Events

2nd June 2020|Health & Safety Law, ICT Law|

We are slowly emerging from lockdown and the cabin fever is abating. We can leave our homes now, but can only lumber our lonely way about, hoping not to crash into a pole when our glasses fog up from wearing a mask. And we can never, ever, exercise with anyone else. Athletic competition in groups


What can a consumer do about unsolicited emails and messages?

10th July 2018|ICT Law|

None of us are strangers to the multiple advertising emails and text messages received daily. How can you opt-out and fight this unsolicited commercial advertising or “spam”? Summary of relevant legislation 1. Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002 (“ECTA”) In terms of Section 45 of ECTA, any person who sends unsolicited commercial communications


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