- Posted by Stefan Engels
- On 31 January 2018
By Prof. Dr. Stefan Engels and Thomas Fuhrmann, LL.M. (University of Cape Town)
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1. In general
Since 1 October 2017 the Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law in Social Networks (Network Enforcement Act) regulates the fight against “fake news” and “hate crime” in social networks. The importance of this objective, as well as the public criticism of it, is reason enough to provide an objective insight into the law. This article is also an update to our earlier article about the Network Enforcement Act.
Prof Dr Stefan Engels focuses on highly contentious matters and consults especially on Intellectual Property (ie copyright law, advertising and unfair competition law), media and freedom of expression law, broadcasting and internet law (media law) as well as data protection.