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…

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3 business trends driving data governance

According to data governance leaders, Collibra, there are three major trends driving the realization that data governance is essential, rather than a nice to have. These are: The rise of the Chief Data Officer. Regulatory oversight. Business intelligence that delivers. Are these trends driving data governance in Southern Africa? Let’s examine them one by one.…

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SASSA controversy and “creepy” data

Many South Africans will be familiar with the recent controversy over the renewal of the Net1 contract to pay social grants. I prefer not to engage with the merits of the Net1 decision¬†– ultimately the I do not have access to the facts. The realities of whether an alternative could have, or should have, been…