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  • Online Vendors
Whether you make your living from IT, or merely use it to make your working life more efficient, we are equipped to make your experience as painless as possible.

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ELC Opens Johannesberg Office

The Electronic Law Consultancy has now opened an office in Johannesberg. The new office will be headed by Giles Embleton who will now be able to better serve the ELC's Gauteng clients.

The contact details for the Jhb Office are:
tel: +27 11 442 4040
fax: +27 11 442 4074

If you have a question about computers and the law - be it an HR issue, an internet security issue, or anything else, we will answer it for you free by email. Please contact the team at

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Shopping online is the safest place to be 13 Jun 2007

Why does a website need Terms and Conditions? 08 Jun 2007

Making the legalese on a website more than just a necessary pain. 16 May 2007

The big software piracy secret: it's not a crime! 06 Apr 2007

How important is it to have an e-mail disclaimer? 10 Mar 2007

17799 security standard and document retention 31 Mar 2006

A Brief Guide to Disciplining Employees for Internet / IT Related Issues 19 Aug 2005

Clearing up some misconceptions about SANS 17799:2 02 Feb 2005

Organised Crime "Gone Phishing"? 26 Jan 2005

More Web Consumer Protection 26 Jan 2005

Copyright and Patents: the Difference 26 Jan 2005

The Electronic Law Consultancy Grows ! 17 Nov 2004

Compliance to the ECT Act 03 Nov 2004

The risk of “cut and paste” policy management 03 Nov 2004

The advantages of compliance to the SANS/ISO 17799 Standard 08 Sep 2004

Where is the Convergence Bill? 30 Aug 2004

US steps up war against internet gambling – SA take note 25 Aug 2004

Telkom case shows why Minister must propagate regulations under the Electronic Communications and Transactions act 25 of 2002 19 Aug 2004

Press Release : 18 Aug 2004

Consumer Complaint Bodies 18 Jun 2004

Update on new Interception Act 18 Jun 2004

Easy ways to limit spam 18 Jun 2004

DTI undertakes Credit Law review 18 Jun 2004

Do you get “” spam? 28 Apr 2004

Online Gambling: Antigua 1 – USA 0 06 Apr 2004

SMS spam 06 Apr 2004

Spam in other jurisdictions - the US CAN SPAM Act 02 Apr 2004

An introduction to Information Security Policies 25 Mar 2004

Entering into a Merchant Processing Agreement? 10 Mar 2004

New SA Government portal goes online 09 Mar 2004

Interception Act signed into law 03 Mar 2004

Protecting your email address. [ Technical ] 05 Dec 2003

Web site "Case Studies" 02 Dec 2003

R1000 fine for attempting to "steal" 30 000 clients? 02 Dec 2003

Shop online - it's safer ! 06 Aug 2003

Managing IT risk - IT Escrow Agreements 30 May 2003

Securing third party data assets: Organisational liability. By Kevin van Tonder 14 May 2003

Legalising electronic communications - electronic billing 14 May 2003

PROATIA - Government does business a favour… 22 Mar 2003

A Brief Guide to Manuals under section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PROATIA or PAIA Manuals) 22 Mar 2003

Is it permissible to monitor the online activities of your employees? 06 Feb 2003

Vicarious liability in the context of electronic communications 24 Jan 2003

Why is e-mail a business risk? 24 Jan 2003

Liability for the online activities of employees 12 Feb 2002

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