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Webber Wentzel

Do androids recognise electric sheep? South Africa's recognition of blockchain arbitration agreements

​​​​​​​​The enforceability of (foreign) blockchain arbitrations under South Africa's international arbitration regime might be difficult but there are possible solutions. As technology advances, a recurring tension is the ability of legal systems to cater for or inc..

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N. Dowuona & Company

NCA Announces Punitive Measures for Unregistered SIM Cards

As the Government of Ghana intensifies its drives to issue the national identity card – also known as the Ghana Card – to all citizens and residents and to re-register all SIM cards using the Ghana Card, the National Communications Authority (“NCA”) recently issued ..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Information Regulator publishes a new prescribed form to be used in the event of a security compromise

Last week the Information Regulator published a prescribed Security Compromise Notification Form (Form) in terms of section 22 of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).

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Webber Wentzel

Retailers using AI should be aware of personal privacy and cybercrimes issues

​​​​​​Artificial intelligence (AI) is being deployed to help shoppers make better choices, but retailers must be aware of their obligations under personal privacy and cybercrimes laws.

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ALN

Data Protection Registration Law Comes into Force on 14 July 2022

From 14 July 2022, the provisions of the Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 (the Regulations) will come into force and the process of registration with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the ODPC) wi..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: Amendments to the Regulations under the Electronic and Postal Communications Act

In 2010, the Parliament of United Republic of Tanzania enacted the Electronic and Postal Communications Act, 2010, Cap 306 of the Laws of Tanzania (EPOCA), which established the law relating to electronic communications in Tanzania.

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Oraro & Co.

Open Sesame: Reflections on the Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The substantive statute that governs data protection in Kenya is the Data Protection Act, 2019 (the DPA) that came into force on 8th November 2019. Pursuant to the DPA, the Cabinet Secretary for matters relating..

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ǼLEX

Exploring the NITDA Code of Practice and Its Potential Impact on Social Media and Online Platforms

The general public has expressed its distrust for the NITDA’s Code of Practice (Code) for interactive computer service platforms/ internet intermediaries. Specifically, the public has expressed concerns that the Code is yet another attempt by the Nigerian Government to re..

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Bowmans

Zambia: Regulatory developments on cyber security

In April 2021 a new law with wide-ranging implications for all businesses was passed in Zambia, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021 (Act). Whilst the Act made it clear that critical information infrast..

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