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18 June 2021 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Icasa on track to resolve spectrum dispute

Icasa says it expects to settle a legal dispute with SA’s mobile-phone companies over the auction of the new broadband spectrum by the end of August. This after President Cyril Ramaphosa this month called for mediation in the legal impasse ... Read More


How SAPS splurged R102m on useless ‘grabbers’

The SAPS spent more than R100m on sophisticated spying technology that they cannot use in a controversial deal under investigation by the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid). News24 reports that Crime Intelligence splurged R102m ... Read More

Vodacom flags fraudulent fund transfers

Mozambique's mobile firm, Vodacom, which oversees the money transfer platform, M-Pesa, says it blocks around 2 500 numbers a month linked to fraud. It says about 80 people are duped in fraudulent mobile money transactions daily. Peace FM reports ... Read More

El Salvador legalises Bitcoin

The Congress of El Salvador has approved a law that will classify Bitcoin as legal tender in the Central American country, its President said, making it the first nation to adopt a cryptocurrency. According to an EWN report, President Nayib ... Read More


Deep divisions over controlling hardcore porn

Curbs on children’s access to online pornography need to be brought in urgently to stop the spread of an activity that is partly to blame for normalising sexual harassment in schools. That’s according to the UK's new children’s commissioner ... Read More

Subversive art shines in the digital era

Generations of adolescents the world over have been pulling centre-page posters from magazines and pasting them on their walls. Today's digital pixel posters are shared online and maintain their condition as long as they exist. Timestamps and Internet-based platforms ... Read More

Policy Watch

Crypto asset regulatory framework published

The first steps to be taken by financial sector regulators in bringing crypto assets within SA’s regulatory purview will focus on crypto asset service providers, according to a position paper released on Friday. Outlining a framework for mitigating the ‘most ... Read More

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