|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 Communication Technology Law (ICT). The seminar 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 Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (ECT Act) as well the recently promulgated Cybercrimes Act 19 0f 2020. The webinar will also cover the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. The webinar will also 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 & 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 & Trade Marks
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. He is an International Co-ordinator of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Crime Prevention based in Kampala, Uganda also as an (LLM) from UNISA.
Prof 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 also presents papers and attends both local and international conferences. He is also co-editor and author of the third Edition of Cyberlaw@SA. He also does corporate presentations, regularly gives opinions to both the private and government sectors, as well as individualised legal compliance testing, including in-house workshops and training for various private companies and government institutions both in South Africa and in Central, West and East Africa.
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. Snail ka Mtuze also currently serves on the National Cyber Security Advisory Counsel of the DPTS. Sizwe is a member of South African Information Regulators since 2015.
He has also served as Chairperson for the LSSA, E-Law Committee (2013 – 2020) and is a Trainee Adjudicator at the South African Institute of intellectual Property Law, (SAIIPL) specialising in, Domain Disputes. He is also co-founding member of the Annual Cyberlaw Conference and the Annual Lex-Informatica (2008 – 2020). Sizwe ka Mtuze is also a WASPA Adjudicator (2008 – 2016) and a Research Fellow in the field of Cyberlaw with the University of Fort Hare since 2014. Sizwe has recently been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Mercantile Law Department of Nelson Mandela University Law Faculty.