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  • Popi Act

    Is PoPI Your Friend or Foe?

    March 16, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is PoPI Your Friend or Foe?

    Is the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act just another piece of legislation trumped up by politicians or is it just good business practice that has been neglected over the years? Gone are the days when companies can be lackadaisical in their...

  • POPI Act

    Get a head start on POPI with these 5 tips

    January 26, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Get a head start on POPI with these 5 tips

    Cybercrime cost the South African economy approximately R5.8 billion in 2014. Addressing the substantial financial impact of cybercrime on South African businesses has been quite critical, especially of late, as the cost and impact of cybercrime continues to...

  • Manpower SA Managing Director, Lyndy van den Barselaar.

    The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    November 6, 2015 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in Big Data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the...

  • Guy Golan Performanta

    Performanta: Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than kittens

    August 11, 2015 • Company NewsComments Off on Performanta: Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than kittens

    CUTE CATS WE LIKE ARE….. Some people like the energetic tireless Russian Blue or the fat lazy Persian, others think the aloof long haired cat is cute. I even know people who like the vicious Siamese that shreds your couch. But if you don’t choose...

  • Simeon Tassev - April 2015 (2)

    Organisations need to gear up for PoPI

    August 5, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Organisations need to gear up for PoPI

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is currently a hot topic, given the imminent nature of its implementation. Since the penalties for contravention of the Act can be severe, many organisations are beginning to prepare themselves for compliance....

  • Data Centre

    Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    July 27, 2015 • OpinionComments Off on Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    The business world has become increasingly digital, and email is the most prevalent means of communication in many organisations. While email offers many benefits, such as improved efficiency and overall productivity, it can also prove to be the single...

  • Sumash Singh

    Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

    July 21, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

    The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries. This is due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the biggest demand on storage, and as the resolution of...

  • Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

    HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisation

    November 12, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisation

    Speaking at the Hitachi Information Forum in Johannesburg last week, HDS experts outlined the changing data storage and management environment, noting that big data and new legislation were forcing a fresh look at data storage and management. Today,...

  • Jos Floor (medres)

    Protect data availability to comply with POPI

    September 8, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Protect data availability to comply with POPI

    Protecting customers’ personal information against loss or damage is just as important for companies considering the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act as protecting it against theft and unauthorised access. Section 19 of the Act says companies...

  • Drew van Vuuren

    Technology won’t solve POPI problems

    June 10, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Technology won’t solve POPI problems

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is often mistakenly compared to Acts such as the Consumer Protection Act, and subsequently not taken very seriously. This is a grave mistake and could cost a company, most especially an SME, a big loss in...

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