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Vicarious liability for data breaches – beware!

technology, media and telecommunications | 29 Oct 2019
BY Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPI”), employers need to take urgent action to ensure that they have sufficient measures in place to protect pers…
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tax in brief | issue 38

tax | 29 Oct 2019
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tax in brief | issue 38
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 7

technology, media and telecommunications | 29 Oct 2019
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 7
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Taking the panic out of a data breach

technology, media and telecommunications | 22 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
If you think your organisation has never experienced a data breach, it may be time to reconsider
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 22 Oct 2019
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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Can you be dismissed for secretly recording your boss?: UK Employment Tribunal weighs in

employment | 22 Oct 2019
BY Brian Patterson
How often have you been in a meeting and decided to press “record” on your cell-phone to avoid having to take copious notes?
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Cyber-breach: what the hack now?

technology, media and telecommunications | 16 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
While South Africa currently does not have a specific data protection legislation in force, it should, however, be noted that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), directly …
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tax in brief | issue 37

tax | 15 Oct 2019
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tax in brief | issue 37
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Ugandan High Court sets guidelines for mortgagees exercising their right of sale of mortgaged property

Africa regulatory ENSight | 08 Oct 2019
BY Phillip Karugaba
A recent Ugandan High Court decision has set out good practice requirements for a mortgagee in exercising their right to sell mortgaged land upon default by a mortgagor.
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Section 200B of the Labour Relations Act: The Labour Appeal Court’s interpretation

employment | 08 Oct 2019
BY Siphamandla Dube
One of the important amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) which came into effect on 1 January 2015 was the insertion of section 200B into the LRA. Section 200B of the LRA provides tha…
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Why a comprehensive Incident Response Plan is worth the hack

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
South Africa has seen a massive spike in cyber-attacks in recent years, with a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2019 alone (according to Kaspersky Lab, a global security company).
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“Internet Censorship Bill” signed into law

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Oct 2019
BY Wilmari Strachan
On 2 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law.
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tax in brief | issue 36

tax | 01 Oct 2019
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tax in brief | issue 36
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tax treatment of capitalisation of interest in Rwanda

tax | 30 Sep 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
Financing transactions often involve the capitalisation of interest, i.e. adding unpaid interest to the principal loan amount, which increases the principal amount on which interest subsequently accr…
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Patents – weird and wonderful!

IP | 27 Sep 2019
BY Hugo Biermann
A recent article entitled Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents? by Rose Eveleth has an interesting take on patents. It suggests that the conventional wisdom behind the patent system is only half …
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