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Legal Aspects of 

e-Commerce
By Adv. Liesl Briel
Cyberlaw Consulting CC
Law in the World of 

e-Commerce
What does the law have to do
with e-Commerce? We just
want to make money with our
online store…
Law in the World of 

e-Commerce
Boundaries blurred
Protection of Consumer Rights
Protection of Personal Information
LEGAL PENALTIES
Law in the World of 

e-Commerce
The law states:
!
• You must have Website Terms and
Conditions that complies with ECT
!
• You must have a Privacy Notice that
complies with S. 18 of POPI
!
• Your business practices about how
you collect, use and store PI and
market your business must align with
POPI
POPI and e-Commerce
We collect PI through our
website. How do I know that
our business and website will
comply with POPI?
POPI and e-Commerce
What PI do you collect?
Why do you collect PI?
How do you collect PI?
How do you store PI?
Do you share/distribute PI?
When do you destroy PI?
Types of PI a Website
Collects
• Location information, online
identifier or other particular
assignment to the person.
• E.g. Usernames;
• IP addresses;
• GPS locations;
• Cookie identifier.
• Preferences of the person
Security Safeguards –
Condition 7
Reasonable Technical and
Organisational Measures
Confidentiality
Integrity
Availability
Generally accepted information
security practices or as required by
specific industry
Address Human Element and
Use Technology
Security Safeguards –
Condition 7
Risk
Assessment
Policies and
Procedures
Technology
Contracts with
Operators
Continually
update and
verify
Security Safeguards –
Condition 7
Do we need SSL?
And is it
sufficient to
comply with
Condition 7?
Compliance
Complying with POPI is a
drag. Why should we go
through the trouble to
comply?
Because it’s the Law!
Compliance
e = risky
Loss of resources and productivity
Negative Media Coverage
LEGAL PENALTIES
!
!
Can you help us?
YES!
We will assist you fully to
comply while
you focus on doing what
you do best:
Increasing your
profits!
Collection
Choice
Purpose
Notification
Security
Marketing
How we get you compliant
Assess
business
practices
Assess
forms,
policies,
procedures
and contracts
Assess
Technology
framework
and security
risks
Identify the
gaps and give
report with
Actionable
Steps
Fill the gaps by
updating business
forms,
Information
Security policies
and procedures
and contracts
COMPLIANCE
Thank you!
For more information contact Adv. Liesl Briel at
LCB@cyberlawconsulting.co.za

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Legal aspects of e commerce

  • 1. Legal Aspects of 
 e-Commerce By Adv. Liesl Briel Cyberlaw Consulting CC
  • 2. Law in the World of 
 e-Commerce What does the law have to do with e-Commerce? We just want to make money with our online store…
  • 3. Law in the World of 
 e-Commerce Boundaries blurred Protection of Consumer Rights Protection of Personal Information LEGAL PENALTIES
  • 4. Law in the World of 
 e-Commerce The law states: ! • You must have Website Terms and Conditions that complies with ECT ! • You must have a Privacy Notice that complies with S. 18 of POPI ! • Your business practices about how you collect, use and store PI and market your business must align with POPI
  • 5. POPI and e-Commerce We collect PI through our website. How do I know that our business and website will comply with POPI?
  • 6. POPI and e-Commerce What PI do you collect? Why do you collect PI? How do you collect PI? How do you store PI? Do you share/distribute PI? When do you destroy PI?
  • 7. Types of PI a Website Collects • Location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person. • E.g. Usernames; • IP addresses; • GPS locations; • Cookie identifier. • Preferences of the person
  • 8. Security Safeguards – Condition 7 Reasonable Technical and Organisational Measures Confidentiality Integrity Availability Generally accepted information security practices or as required by specific industry Address Human Element and Use Technology
  • 9. Security Safeguards – Condition 7 Risk Assessment Policies and Procedures Technology Contracts with Operators Continually update and verify
  • 10. Security Safeguards – Condition 7 Do we need SSL? And is it sufficient to comply with Condition 7?
  • 11. Compliance Complying with POPI is a drag. Why should we go through the trouble to comply? Because it’s the Law!
  • 12. Compliance e = risky Loss of resources and productivity Negative Media Coverage LEGAL PENALTIES
  • 13. ! ! Can you help us? YES!
  • 14. We will assist you fully to comply while you focus on doing what you do best: Increasing your profits! Collection Choice Purpose Notification Security Marketing
  • 15. How we get you compliant Assess business practices Assess forms, policies, procedures and contracts Assess Technology framework and security risks Identify the gaps and give report with Actionable Steps Fill the gaps by updating business forms, Information Security policies and procedures and contracts COMPLIANCE
  • 16. Thank you! For more information contact Adv. Liesl Briel at LCB@cyberlawconsulting.co.za