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24 May 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Major backlash as US attempts to blacklist Huawei

A terrifying tussle between two super powers has left millions of Huawei customers scratching their heads over the fate of the tech giant. Legalbrief reports that US President Donald Trump last week barred Huawei from the US market and added ... Read More


Zille in trouble over 'black privilege' tweet

Former DA leader and outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be referred to the party's Federal Executive Council over her controversial 'black privilege' tweet. Two other DA MPs, Dr Michael Cardo and Ghaleb Cachalia, will also be subjected ... Read More

Zuma lawyer plays 'spy tapes' trump card

‘There is no case against me and there never will be. They failed for 15 years to charge me and they can’t. It’s clear this is politically motivated’. With these words, former President Jacob Zuma offered his take on the ... Read More

Rights group addresses Moroccan media clampdown

Moroccan authorities are using a law designed to keep people from falsely claiming professional credentials to bring criminal charges against people trying to expose abuses, Human Rights Watch said. In the latest case, Nezha Khalidi, who is affiliated with the ... Read More


CEO addresses importance of spectrum allocation

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has stressed the need for spectrum allocation in SA, arguing that it is necessary for the digital evolution of the country. Speaking in an interview with MyBroadband, Joosub said government’s plan to enable the fourth industrial ... Read More


Suicide probed

* Malaysian police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself. The 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a ... Read More

TripAdvisor launches new feature

* The travel website TripAdvisor has introduced a new review feature to provide travellers with access to safety information about the businesses it promotes, the company has announced. TripAdvisor, which has 456m visitors a month, allows users to search for accommodation ... Read More


Foolish fugitive …

Foolish fugitive …   A fugitive on Canada's most wanted list ended up leading police to his doorstep after announcing where he was living in a defiant Facebook message to a television station publicising his case. Jessie Kowalchuk was ... Read More

Policy Watch

Legislation: Preparing for fourth industrial revolution

The development and enforcement of fourth industrial revolution ‘legislative, policy and regulatory instruments’ will be the responsibility of a Department of Communications dedicated to ensuring that ‘government in its entirety is … able to unlock value’ exceeding World Economic Forum ... Read More