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  • Johanna Juselius looks beyond just 'smart' cities

    IoTFA2019: Johanna Juselius looks beyond just ‘smart’ cities

    March 18, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, People, Top StoriesComments Off on IoTFA2019: Johanna Juselius looks beyond just ‘smart’ cities

    Internet of Things is a vast and rapidly developing concept within ICT. Devices are getting smarter and innovators are finding more ways to integrate these kinds of devices into our everyday lives. It has moved completely out of the personal and residential...

  • EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

    February 1, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

    On Tuesday, January 28, the Ugandan government announced the joined partnership with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a move it said would improve accountability in the management of natural resources. Government spokesperson Ofwono...

  • France set to tax digital giants in 2019

    January 2, 2019 • Company News, Online & SocialComments Off on France set to tax digital giants in 2019

    France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. While...

  • European Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

    Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

    September 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google, Facebook agree on EU ‘fake news’ code of conduct

    On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak. According to Reuters, seven months...

  • US unveils first step toward new online privacy rules

    African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    September 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    Organisations in Africa that are processing the personal information of data subjects from within the European Union (EU) should already have effective General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance procedures in place, including Data Breach Security...

  • Billy Last, CEO of LexisNexis South Africa.

    Data breach raises POPI concerns

    July 3, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Data breach raises POPI concerns

    The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data. While the company asserts that no financial losses have been encountered by...

  • The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral

    June 18, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral

    Since the launching of the EU’s clean energy package in November 2016, the European institutions and many Member States have emphasised their renewable energy ambitions, which culminated in political agreement on the recast of the renewable energy directive...

  • The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

    The Impact of GDPR on Digital Marketing

    June 6, 2018 • Enterprise ITComments Off on The Impact of GDPR on Digital Marketing

    The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Its fundamental aim is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. As the international...

  • IoT devices have become incredibly vulnerable to cyber attacks

    Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

    June 1, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

    Over recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become one of the biggest cyber-security headaches for CIOs and CSOs. Each year, these attacks grow in numbers, becoming bigger and more damaging. Previously, the primary DDoS fears were the...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    Data protection D-day is here

    May 27, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data protection D-day is here

    The countdown has ended. D-day for enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here. As of today, 25 May 2018, penalties will begin rolling in for organisations that have not yet taken the necessary steps to ensure...

  • Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

    EU’s new data protection rules come into effect

    May 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on EU’s new data protection rules come into effect

    With the new regulations in force, companies working in the EU – or any association or club – must now get express consent to collect personal information or face hefty fines, the BBC reported. The new regulations give the users of tech companies the...

  • Elizabeth de Stadler.editor of the Consumer Law Review

    Where will GDPR & POPIA leave digital marketing?

    May 24, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Where will GDPR & POPIA leave digital marketing?

    2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, POPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already – who...

  • Africa results positive for MTN Group

    March 6, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa results positive for MTN Group

    While acknowledging the impact of legal issues, including the Hoffmann Commission and the management of US and EU sanctions against Iran and Syria, MTN Group management is satisfied with the company’s results and is confident of growth in key regions...