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Reinhardt Biermann

Reinhardt Biermann is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Johannesburg.

From 1 July 2021, the substantive implementation of key provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act will finally become enforceable, meaning that businesses that collect and process personal information of South Africans have only a few more weeks to ensure they are compliant with POPIA.

The recently published draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations have significant implications for online gaming companies in their current form. The Regulations are out of sync with the commercial realities of online content distribution and gaming platforms and impose extensive administrative and cumbersome obligations on online distributors .Janet MacKenzie, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry group, and Reinhardt Biermann, Associate, at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, explain the implications.