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POPI regulations expected by April 2018

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Members of the Information Regulator were appointed on 1 December 2016 but the organisation is still a work in progress, according to Advocate Johannes Collen Weapond, full-time member of the Information Regulator, at a workshop earlier this year. At a media briefing on 20 September 2017 the Information Regulator chairperson, advocate Pansy Tlakula announced the…

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Getting ‘regulator ready’ for POPIA

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The commencement date of the Protection of Personal information Act 4 (POPIA) of 2013 is expected to be announced during the course of 2017, following which organisations will have 12 months to become POPI compliant or “regulator ready”. Samantha Buchler, manager for governance, risk and regulatory: risk advisory Africa at Deloitte, takes a look at…

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Managing personally identifiable information

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Whether you’re a business or a consumer, you are impacted by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Europe has even more stringent legislation in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable in May 2018. However, unless they’re doing business outside of South Africa’s borders, local businesses need to address…

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Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act: are you ready?

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The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (or “POPI” as it has colloquially become known) promotes the protection of personal information by requiring that public and private bodies comply with certain standards when collecting, processing, storing and sharing personal information. While POPI has yet to come into effect, there have been some developments moving it…

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Grace period begins for institutions to comply with PoPI

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Grace period begins for institutions to comply with PoPI

THE Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has fundamentally altered how data must be managed in South Africa. PoPI is now a reality and the 12-month grace period for market compliance is now enforced. The legislation is thus in the process of being applied in the public and private sectors. The purpose of the Act…

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Africa’s transport leaders drive free trade agenda

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National development across Africa continues to support the commitment undertaken by the 54 members of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2016 to create a continent-wide free trade area.  At the helm of this initiative is Africa’s transport sector, taking continuous strides to unlock cross-border opportunities for intra-African trade and development. There…

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Uber cars must be clearly marked – SA transport minister

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Amid ongoing violence between metred-taxi operators and Uber drivers, SA transport minister Joe Maswanganyi has instructed that both sets of drivers should have clearly marked vehicles on the roads. Maswanganyi was addressing media on Thursday evening after a 12-hour meeting with representatives of the meter taxi association, and app based services Uber, Taxify and Zebra Cabs, reported…

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How the Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom

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Cape Town – The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill will affect every internet user in South Africa – but at 139 pages long, there’s a lot to go through. If you haven’t yet, now is the time! There’s just two weeks left to give Parliament your comments on the Bill. Why has this bill been introduced? The government says…

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Update: FICA

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The Financial Intelligence Centre Act38 of 2001 came into effect on the 1st of July 2003. This Act was introduced to curb financial crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorist financing activities. The FIC Act aligns South Africa with the rest of the world in terms of legislation placed to monitor monetary movements…

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POPI (Protection of Personal Information) Agenda

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Please find below the updated agenda for POPI. For further enquiries on the below Agenda contact us on bette@mcnaughtonevents.co.za: POPI (Protection of Personal Information 29  August 2017 Hilton Hotel, Sandton Day One   Topic & Speaker 09h00 – 09h30 The Protection of Personal Information Act – Advocate Pansy Tlakula 09h30 – 10h30 POPI and Cyber…

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