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Posts Tagged ‘data protection’

  • 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    December 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according to the research from Gemalto. Surveying 10,500 consumers globally, Gemalto found that, across all ages, 93% are...

  • Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

    December 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    As cyber risk becomes more ubiquitous, costing the globe up to R8.6 trillion a year – attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry remind us that digital world risks are moving into the physical world with crippling business interruption, legal fees and massive...

  • Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    October 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

    While there has been an increase in appetite toward investment across the African continent, lessons learnt from experience – including the global financial crisis – means that funders are taking a more cautious approach in deciding who they...

  • Brian Kalule, partner, Bowmans Uganda

    Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    September 28, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments Off on Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

    Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    Why is data protection so important?

    September 26, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Why is data protection so important?

    A lot has been said and written about the GDPR from a multitude of perspectives: analysis of its many articles, projections into the potential impact of the regulation and more than a fair share of dire predictions and claims about how an organization’s...

  • US unveils first step toward new online privacy rules

    African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    September 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on African organisations processing EU personal data should have data security breach checklist in place

    Organisations in Africa that are processing the personal information of data subjects from within the European Union (EU) should already have effective General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance procedures in place, including Data Breach Security...

  • Modeen Malick, Senior Systems Engineer for MESAT at Commvault for South Africa

    Don’t let security concerns keep you out of the cloud

    September 10, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Don’t let security concerns keep you out of the cloud

    Cloud computing is gaining traction and, with major cloud players establishing – or committing to – a local presence, it’s only a matter of time before every business has some, if not all, applications running in the cloud. For many organisations,...

  • Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

    Can Security Keep pace with the rise of the machines?

    September 6, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Can Security Keep pace with the rise of the machines?

    Machines are increasingly taking over tasks traditionally conducted by humans, often working independently to improve business productivity. But if we want our security measures to keep pace, as more and more machines come into existence, we need to be able...

  • Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

    Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

    July 10, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

    With pressure to ensure consumer data is protected mounting, Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the results of a global study which reveals that two in three companies (65%) are unable to analyze all the data they collect and only...

  • What GDPR means for African organisations

    What GDPR means for African organisations

    June 23, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What GDPR means for African organisations

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially came into effect on 25 May 2018 and this policy affects every organisation regardless of size or structure. GDPR extends well beyond the borders of the EU, also preventing European organisations...

  • 10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    May 23, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 10 Things HR professionals need to do before the GDPR comes into force

    There are only 3 days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, which will govern the levels of protection and privacy for all individuals. It represents one of the biggest shakeups as to how personal data should be handled. As...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

    May 15, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

    What makes your business tick? Changes to sales volumes, the latest gadgets, or the information customers exchange with you? Well, brace yourself: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will help to enforce some big commercial reprioritisations....

  • Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    May 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

    At the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    6 steps African businesses can take towards compliance with EU data privacy laws

    May 7, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on 6 steps African businesses can take towards compliance with EU data privacy laws

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. African businesses that collect, process or store personal data about European citizens and residents will need to comply. That’s the case even if they don’t...

  • Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

    Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

    April 18, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

    Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to become effective in May 2018. The GDPR is set to be the biggest change in EU data...

  • African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    April 5, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on African companies need to get ready for the GDPR

    A new data privacy and protection framework called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union on 25 May this year – and it will change the game for African businesses, too. If your business based in Africa...