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Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

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

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

    May 23, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 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 should be handled. As...

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

    Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

    April 18, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 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 biggest change in EU data...

  • South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

    Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

    November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 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...

  • NCC to introduce plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

    Nigeria: NCC reject Telcos plea to regulate OTT

    October 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 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...

  • Nigerian Army Set To Regulate Social Media

    August 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 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 are peddlers of fake news,...

  • The deVere Group is advising investors to exercise caution as the market remains volatile.

    Regulating virtual currencies in South Africa

    September 7, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • Kenya: calls to oppose new ITU regulation

    December 10, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • ITU highlights role of regulation in driving broadband rollout

    May 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • Phase3 sparks deal with INEO Energie

    July 13, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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 West Africa...

  • Ugandan analysts predict telecom clash

    June 15, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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....

  • Orange Tunisie postpones Livebox sale

    June 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Tunisie postpones Livebox sale

    ORANGE Tunisie has delayed the Livebox sale after the telecoms regulator issued them with an infringement warning. Orange is in breach of the INT regulation, which prohibits Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services. According to a source, the dispute is...

  • Nigeria’s NCC proposes new relugation

    June 5, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is planning a new regulation that will compel telecoms service providers in the country to be held accountable should they fail to offer the required service quality to their subscribers. The regulation is expected...

  • The importance of compliance risk and control

    May 4, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The importance of compliance risk and control

    In recent years compliance has become a very important topic for businesses for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that failure to comply with certain regulations results in heavy financial penalties that can put many organisations under severe...

  • Regulation and Infrastructure critical for lower Telecoms fees

    November 6, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Regulation and Infrastructure critical for lower Telecoms fees

    The debate around the high cost of telecommunications services is long overdue. However, such a debate should seek to address the problem which has resulted in such high costs...

  • ICASA sets deadline for submissions on advertising code

    March 4, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on ICASA sets deadline for submissions on advertising code

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has set a deadline of 27 March 2009 for submissions to inform the pending Code of Advertising Practice to be put in place by the regulatory body...