Contributed by De Klerk & Van Gend Inc. (Attorneys)
Did you know that your website actually needs to comply with a few laws? Just like we have to comply with certain laws in terms of our “brick-&-mortar” businesses, there are various laws governing eCommerce from a South African perspective including, the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (EC Act), the Consumer Protection Act 2008 (CPA), the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2013 (PAI), the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002 (RIC Act), the Companies Act 2008 and the Value Added Tax Act.
Non-compliance may result in penalties against your business or prosecution under the various laws, directly affecting the operations of your business, which can result in unnecessary costs and the possibility of customer dissatisfaction.
Contact us today if you are interested in ensuring that your website is compliant.
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