GDPR adds to telcos’ data headaches

Data has always been the ultimate battleground and competitive bargaining chip for telecommunications operators. Already under pressure to reduce mobile data costs amid a rising #datamustfall chorus from consumers, they now face data headaches of a different kind. By...

There are no GDPR quick wins

Data protection in the digital world is an issue that just never stops, writes Gregg Petersen, regional vice-president at Veeam. At the time of writing, the Cambridge Analytica news is just a few weeks old. While the full extent of the fiasco remains to be seen, this...

Proposed Code amendments a mixed bag

On the 29 March, the Dti released proposed amendments to its Codes of Good Practice on Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) for public commentary within a 60-day period. The amendments present somewhat of a mixed bag for South African businesses. This is...

Is Carbon Tax implementation date possible?

One thing is certain in this context: anyone having to sign off on the Carbon Tax Bill has an unenviable job, writes Justine Sweet, LexisNexis contributing author and specialist environmental legal consultant . Though everyone making submissions at the Carbon Tax...

The low-down on GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. For those still getting to grips with what it means, Sandhya Ramdhany Legal Director for Oracle South Africa and the SDC region, answers some frequently asked questions.What is GDPR?...

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WhoIs: where are you?

In April 2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will repeal the existing Data Protection Directive in the EU when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. By Somayya Khan, partner at Adams & Adams Attorneys...

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