oa De Rebus - Y2K Questions clients ask and answers every attorney should know
|Article Title||Y2K Questions clients ask and answers every attorney should know|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Internet and commercial divisions of Jan S de Villiers & Son, Cape Town.|
|Publication Date||Jun 1999|
|Pages||33 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Business and legal issues involved, Questions and answers and Y2K|
Never has there been a single event in history that has the potential to cause as much litigation as the rollover to the year 2000.* Computer experts and information technology (IT) officers of companies have long known of the Y2K problem from a technical point of view, but now the focus is moving to the business and legal issues involved. The legal issues are thorny and merit serious attention as businesses realise they might not meet the 31 December 1999 deadline. The legal fraternity in South Africa underestimated the importance of and need for sound legal advice on a variety of Y2K matters compared with the US where a Y2K legal audit is just as important as the technical audit.
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