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26 January 2020 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Courtroom cameras to extend open justice

Television cameras are to be allowed to film in Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time. New legislation being presented to Parliament will allow judges' sentencing remarks in serious high-profile criminal cases to be seen and heard ... Read More


Calls for social media data to protect youths

Social media firms should be forced to hand over data about who their users are and why they use the sites to reduce suicide among children and young people, psychiatrists have said. The Guardian reports that the call from the ... Read More

‘Freak coincidence’ blamed for slow speeds

While South Africans continue with slow Internet speeds, ISPs have given up waiting for the repairs on two broken undersea cables and begun purchasing alternative bandwidth. Business Insider reports that both the South Atlantic 3/West Africa (SAT-3/Wasc) submarine ... Read More

Editors calls for protection of journalists' court rights

The National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has called on Justice Minister Ronald Lamola to urge his counterparts in the security cluster to ensure that state organs protect journalists' rights. The statement comes after a SAPS officer allegedly barred journalists from using ... Read More


How Twitter keeps the lid on

A quick scan of Twitter CEO’s Jack Dorsey's feed shows just how often he's called upon to lay down the law for the service he helped create. While Dorsey is the company's public face, and the final ... Read More


Sky's the limit ...

Sky's the limit ... US-based software investor Five Elms Capital is investing R437m in Skynamo, a South African field sales app and management platform provider. Skynamo says it will use the investment to accelerate adoption of its field sales mobile ... Read More

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