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Barely recovering from the WannaCry ransomware attack, many across the globe now have to deal with the latest ransomware attack, NotPetya. Originally thought of to be the Petya ransomware for making money, security analysts quickly realised that the current cyber-attack was not designed to make money. It appears that NotPetya has actually just been designed to cause maximum damage, while disguising itself as ransomware. You know you’ve been affected by NotPetya if you receive a…
In her latest briefing session on 13 February 2017, advocate Pansy Tlakula, Chairperson of the Information Regulator, elaborated on the work that the office of the Information Regulator will be focused on and the progress they have made thus far, namely: Commencement date The Department of Justice informed the members of the Information Regulator that the Information Regulator’s office should be operational in two years, based on the Department’s experience. However the Information…
The Department of Health in South Africa has recognised that one of the reasons for the failure to achieve ‘Health for All’ as envisioned by the Alma Ata Declaration is the failure to address health systems effectively. In line with their intention to prioritise access to medicines and vaccines the department launched self-service medicine-dispensing machines at the 21st International AIDS Conference in July 2016. This pilot project uses a Pharmacy Dispensing Unit which is a…
The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy. In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Health. Click Here To Read The Entire Article
The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy. In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Health. 1. Stock visibility system (SVS) What is it? The SVS is a mobile application that…