|Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions|
About this webinar
The purpose of this webinar is to enlighten attendees on the latest developments and provide a relevant exposition of the body of Cyberlaw/Information and Communications Technology Law (ICT). The webinar will cover electronic writing and electronic signatures as well as the status of electronic wills, this will be followed by a brief exposition of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime/Budapest convention and how it has influenced the Cybercrime provisions in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (ECT Act) as well as the recently promulgated Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020. The webinar will also cover the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.
The webinar will delve into aspects regarding Freedom of Expression as well as privacy in Cyberspace, this will then be followed by a section dealing with Trademarks and Domain Names as well as Copyright in terms of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 and a discussion of recent local and foreign cases dealing with Copyright infringement in the electronic space. This webinar is a must for any legal practitioner (attorneys/advocates) who are serious about practising law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The programme will include:
- Introduction to Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions
- The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime – Budapest Convention
- Computer crime / Cybercrime in South Africa
- Protection of Personal Information Act
- Legal aspects of the internet and social media
- Freedom of Expression / Defamation
- Domain Names and Trademarks
Click here to download a detail outcome of the programme : Cyberlaw Programme Content
Professor Sizwe Lindelo Snail ka Mtuze holds a Baccalareus Legum (LLB) from the University of Pretoria with Tax Law and Cyberlaw electives and an LLM degree from Unisa. He is a practising legal practitioner with the law firm, Snail Attorneys at Law. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Mercantile Law Department of Nelson Mandela University Law Faculty since 2021.
Professor Snail is also the author of various articles on cyber law in accredited and non-accredited journals both locally and internationally and has given ad hoc lectures for the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, University of Johannesburg, Fort Hare University and University of Pretoria and comments on cyber law in various South African newspapers and radio talk shows. He is an International Co-ordinator of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Crime Prevention based in Kampala, Uganda. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze also acts frequently as an Examiner for the Legal Practice Council (LPC) and recently has been a guest lecture at the South African Bar Association Practical Vocational Training (PVT Course).
He also presents papers and attends both local and international conferences. He is also co-editor and author of the third Edition of Cyberlaw@SA. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze was involved in the 4th and Latest Edition of Cyberlaw@SA in which he is a contributing author as well as a co–editor.
Professor Sizwe has served as a member on the ICT Review Panel of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), serving as the Chairperson of the E-commerce Committee (Digital Society as renamed) within the panel sub-committees. He served on the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (2015 – 2017) of the DPTS and was a member of South African Information Regulators (2016-2021) as well as member of the Films and Publications Appeal Board (FPB) 2016 – 2021