What is reasonable when it comes to PoPIA?

Another post following #ITWebGDPR2018 earlier this month. In his talk on the cost and compliance obligations of the GDPR, governance specialist Peter Hill made the point that risk, as it is referred to in the regulation, refers to risk from the perspective of the data subject. In other words, companies implementing GDPR, and PoPIA, must…

Brexit: Will your data need a passport?

I saw a tweet recently reading “The new James Bond will spend 50% of his time in queues at EU passport control.” As a hard Brexit looks increasingly possible, British citizens may well find that their relationship with Europe is about to get substantially less convenient. How will this affect British and EU data exchanges?…

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PoPIA needs attention now!

A typical response to questions around PoPIA compliance is “we don’t need to worry about PoPIA (the South African Protection of Personal Information Act) until it’s fully implemented”. I’ve heard similar comments at several conferences.  It seems that South African companies are waiting until the last minute and assuming that they will have enough time…

The importance of ethics

This weekend’s scandal involving the Australian cricket team and their attempt to cheat against South Africa has made world news. Even CNN had a ticker running in the subject and Americans don’t even watch cricket. For those that haven’t been paying any attention to the news – on Saturday, as the third Test match in…