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10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

There are only 3 days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, which will govern the levels of protection and privacy for all individuals. It represents one of the biggest shakeups as to how personal data...

Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to become effective in May 2018. The GDPR is set to be the...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Nigeria: NCC reject Telcos plea to regulate OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed on Thursday 19 October 2017 that the organisation can’t regulate Over The Top Technology (OTT) for now, refusing the telecom operators’ call that the technology be regulated in the country. The revelation came after...

Nigerian Army Set To Regulate Social Media

According to a report by Leaders NG, the Nigerian Army has said that they have begun monitoring the activities of Nigerian citizens on social media. The Army, as revealed by the report, intends to identify social media users who...

Regulating virtual currencies in South Africa

The provision of banking and financial services in South Africa is a highly regulated activity and the revolutionary Fintech (financial technology) is posing a significant challenge to the current regulatory framework. The challenge has been acknowledged by the South...

Kenya: calls to oppose new ITU regulation

Kenya’s The Star reports that the country’s Information PS, Bitange Ndemo, has called on the communications industry to stand against a set of new regulations as proposed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).   According to the report these regulations include a shift...

ITU highlights role of regulation in driving broadband rollout

The 2012 edition of ITU’s flagship regulatory report ‘Trends in Telecommunication Reform’, released today, highlights the vital importance of a solid national regulatory framework in accelerating broadband roll-out and stimulating the development of new digital goods and services. Subtitled ‘Smart...

Phase3 sparks deal with INEO Energie

Phase3 Telecom, a fibre optic network provider in Nigeria, has inked a deal with INEO Energie DU Export of France to improve and expand its current communications network coverage in West Africa. The move will strengthen the development of the...

Ugandan analysts predict telecom clash

Ugandan telecommunications analysts have expressed concern about an imminent price war in the industry. This comes on the back of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) announcing a new draft notice that limits further reductions in interconnect rates. UCC officials have indicated...
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How can SA enterprises minimize the impact of network outages?

Internet and network outages are a constant threat to any enterprise in South Africa. Whether it’s an issue experienced...
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