information privacy

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…

POPIA and the data lifecycle

Are you ready to manage your own data breach?

“breach” An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. A break in relations. A gap in a wall, barrier, or defence, especially one made by an attacking army\ Oxford English Dictionary Last week’s revelation that the personal information of over 30 million South African has been compromised. The exposure…

GDPR

What is GDPR and why should we care?

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never even heard of GDPR – the new General Data Protection Regulation set by the European Union (EU). And yet, for companies offering or wanting to offer services to clients located in Europe, the implication of infraction are clear: very high fines. This new European legislation, which…