South Africa’s Electronic Communications & Transactions Bill

South Africa’s Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill generated considerable controversy. The bill entails a wide range of issues, including the legal recognition of electronic transactions and signatures, registration of cryptography service providers, consumer protection, data protection, the criminalization of cybercrime events and the use of ‘cyber inspectors’ as well as the South African country-code Top Level Domain, ‘.za’.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What has been a better solution that has been proposed to deal Internet independence?
What have been proposed recommendations for companies to consider in light of this legislation?

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