The pros and cons of deed digitisation

While the digital signing of documentation could pave the way to more efficient and streamlined processes for the real estate industry, it comes with its own set of risks...

17 Sep 2018

Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...

NEWSWATCH: In a move to update internet copyright legislation and give publishing companies more power against internet behemoths, the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive on Wednesday amid protests...

13 Sep 2018

What are a director's duties when it comes to cyber risk?

Duties which may not have been relevant to a company director 10 years ago may now have become relevant due to the development of technology and the associated risks...

By Berné Burger & Daniel Vale 4 Sep 2018

K-word user is a social media pariah, but he may escape prosecution

Social media exploded when a video of Johannesburg businessman, Adam Catzavelos, using the 'K-word' on a beach in Greece went viral...

24 Aug 2018

Ransomware - Can you pay?

The use of ransomware has increased dramatically over the past few years, contributing to an ever-growing list of cyberthreats and cybercriminality...

By Berné Burger & Daniel Vale, Issued by Webber Wentzel 17 Aug 2018

Cryptocurrency, death and divorce. How it works

As cryptocurrency is a relatively new kid on the block, so to speak, the full legal ramifications of what happens to it in the event of a death or divorce are still being explored...

15 Aug 2018

Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?

Last week, Liberty reported that hackers had infiltrated its IT system and threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid...

By Nicol Mullins 19 Jun 2018

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry

A proliferation of brazen fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated scams to not only fleece buyers and sellers, but also property practitioners...

7 May 2018

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

Understanding your legal rights after personal information leaks

South Africa has recently suffered its largest data leak to date with, conservatively, an estimated 60 million South Africans' personal information becoming publicly available; the gravity of which (and the risks associated with the sensitive information that has been imparted from it) cannot be overestimated...

By Karl Blom and Daniel Vale 5 Mar 2018

Canadian man charged over leak of three billion hacked accounts

An Ontario man made his first court appearance on Monday, 15 January 2018, to answer charges of running a website that collected personal and password data from some three billion accounts, and sold them for profit...

16 Jan 2018

'Revenge porn': Facebook to compensate Northern Irish teen

Facebook has settled a legal case involving naked photos posted on the social media platform of a Northern Irish teenager, the lawyer for the victim confirmed to AFP on Wednesday...

11 Jan 2018

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