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22 August 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Concerns over ‘digital colonisation’ in Africa

Africa has achieved several notable achievements in the tech and cyber space over the past week. Legalbrief reports that Rwanda, which has become a pacesetter in terms of technological advancement, will host the first Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition next ... Read More


Surveillance Cameras Bill approved

Angola’s National Assembly has unanimously approved the Surveillance Cameras Bill which aims to aid the defence and security forces to identify criminals and ‘safeguard tranquillity and public security’. A report on the allAfrica site notes that the legal instrument which ... Read More

Mozambique criminalises digital snooping

MPs in Mozambique have revised the country’s penal code to criminalise digital snooping. In effect, anyone who now gains access to phones, computers or other gadgets belonging to a third party without permission will face up to two years in ... Read More


Infrastructure challenges key to 4IR success

The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) hold the potential to solve some of the most critical socioeconomic needs of SA and its citizens. That’s according to Vino Govender, executive for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation at Dark ... Read More

Spectrum ‘policy paralysis’ addressed

A long-awaited government policy directive has raised more questions than answers for SA’s telecommunications industry, and quashed hope for the quick release of spectrum – which existing mobile network operators say would help them to improve their services and cut ... Read More


Trump does it again ...

Trump does it again ... President Donald Trump on Monday made a sensational allegation about Google. 'Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6m to 16m votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton ... Read More