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23 January 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Harare's social media black-out backfires

Seven years after the Arab Spring – a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions – swept across the Middle East, the Zimbabwean Government has recognised the might of social media and moved quickly to reduce the cyber flow ... Read More


Record data breach fines issued

The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies. According to a report in The Guardian, for the first time, the company ... Read More

Hackers target sleeping babies

At first, it was a beeping that woke Ellen and Nathan Rigney in the middle of the night. Then it became something more sinister. A report on the IoL site notes that the stranger's voice, spouting ‘sexual expletives’, was ... Read More


Why expiring data also belongs in the scrap heap

Back in the 1990s, then-Pension Funds Adjudicator Vuyani Ngalwana shook up the life and investment sector when he ended the practice of front-loading fees at the start of an investment policy and of punitive cancellation costs that could often suck ... Read More

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