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The Cybersecurity Bill Becomes Law

Jun 17, 2021 |

President Ramaphosa signed the new Act into law on 2 June. The Act compels electronic communications service providers and financial institutions to act when they become aware that their computer systems have been involved in a cybersecurity breach. They must, according to the Act, report such offences to the South African Police Service (SAPS) within…

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News From Africa

Jun 17, 2021 |

Visa’s new study on ecommerce activity in Africa SA, Nigeria and Kenya are the top drivers of ecommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 3 years, according to Visa Consulting and Analytics (VCA)’s recent Report, ‘Ecommerce developments across Sub Saharan Africa’. Ghana is also showing growth. During lockdown the continent saw new ecommerce users…

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Online Education Should be Encouraged to Help Bridge the Educational Divide

Jun 17, 2021 |

There has been a high growth and adoption in education technology around the world in recent years, with EdTech investments of up to USD 18.66 billion in 2019, and projections for the online education market expected to reach USD 350 billion by 2025. COVID accelerated the transition to the wider use of technology in delivering…

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Some Ecommerce World Trends to Consider

Jun 17, 2021 |

According to Ad Week, mobile shopping saw a 126% increase last year. Research showed that consumers were more likely to start and complete a purchase on their phones. For marketers, this underscores the need to get the mobile buying experience right. Online shopping application reviews on Google Play surged 238% in 2020. This means more…

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Data Privacy Rules – TikTok in the USA

Jun 16, 2021 |

A recent change to TikTok’s USA privacy rules says that the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from its users’ content. This includes things like “faceprints and voiceprints”. The biometric data collection details were introduced in a newly added section, “Image and Audio Information,” found under the heading of “Information we collect automatically” in…

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