Archive For 24th November 2017

30M South Africans Affected In Major Data Breach

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South Africa has been hit by a crippling cyber nightmare. This is none other than the data breach of more than 30 million South Africans. For a long time, Africa has been sidelined when it comes to matters of technology. But this is no longer the case as the digital revolution has reached almost all…

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POPI could save your reputation

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In the current climate of businesses being investigated for their ties to certain well-known families of dubious repute, compliance with POPI could make or break these businesses’ reputations, says Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam. When the Protection of Personal Information Bill was first drafted, South African businesses took note and started to…

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POPI requires effective data management structures

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The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will fundamentally change how companies store, process and use personal customer data. And even though it has not yet officially been implemented, organisations have been steadily working on ensuring their compliance to avoid future penalties. But with the one year grace period soon to begin, are businesses taking…

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POPI adds new dimension to personal data protection in SA

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Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act or not – or truly understands the legal responsibilities it enforces on businesses and organisations – there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa. POPI will become a reality and whilst South…

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