29 SEPTEMBER 2020 • 6 MIN READ
We are yet to see any convictions for failing to comply with POPI in South Africa, but if POPI’s European counterpart, GDPR is anything to go by, being caught unaware is no joke. A few memorable fines thus far include Google’s €50 million mistake for running a single personalised advert without prior consent from its users and Facebook’s £500,000 fine for the misuse of your data in 2016.
With parts of POPI only becoming operative in 2020, it is equally fitting as it may be problematic for South African businesses. Never before has it been this important for all South African business to have an online presence and protect your data but, never before has it been this treacherous. Running an online business almost always collects some form of customer or user data. Whether it be for a simple newsletter, a competition form or saving customers login data, you now have a serious legal responsibility to make sure that all of your users are aware of what you are doing, why you are doing it and that you are taking the correct measures to protect their data.
Before starting an e-commerce website, there are a few vital aspects you need to understand in order to successfully (and legally) sell any products and/or services online. Let us walk you through the legal document necessities required for your e-commerce website.
15 APRIL 2020 • 10 MIN READ
Every business needs professional legal contracts. But, most businesses are forced to go without. Hello Contract aims to change this and make high-quality legal documents accessible to all South Africans.