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Posts Tagged ‘PoPI’

  • Guy Golan Performanta

    Performanta: Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than kittens

    August 11, 2015 • Company NewsComments (0)

    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 (0)

    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....

  • Healthcare Innovation Summit

    Public health association joins Healthcare Innovation Summit

    July 30, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

    The Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2015 Healthcare Innovation Summit. PHASA is a voluntary organisation of individuals passionate about population health improvements and the...

  • Sumash Singh

    Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

    July 21, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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...

  • Jos Floor

    No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

    April 20, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    South Africa has a historical culture of non-disclosure and cover-ups when it comes to data loss and data breaches – but, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will force much greater transparency. The Act establishes eight data protection...

  • 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...

  • Paul Stafford, regional general manager at Mimecast. (Image source: Mimecast)

    The challenge in keeping up with cloud adoption

    November 21, 2013 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on The challenge in keeping up with cloud adoption

    As per Gartner’s’ predictions, the adoption of public cloud services will continue to grow as organisation attempt to drive down IT spending. “The cloud simply offers more scalability in terms of growth, redundancy & versatility than any on-premise...

  • Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager of LGR Telecommunications. (LGR Telecommunications)

    POPI to create new roles in enterprise

    November 4, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI to create new roles in enterprise

    The new Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) is set to create a new role for specialised compliance officers within enterprises, says Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager of LGR Telecommunications. The new Protection of Personal Information...

  • Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager, LGR Telecommunications (image: LGR)

    POPI headache looms

    October 14, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on POPI headache looms

    With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises. The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) now being signed into law, is set to...

  • Brandon Bekker, Managing Director, Mimecast SA. (Image source: Mimecast SA)

    Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

    September 30, 2013 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

    Executive leadership at local unified email management services provider Mimecast South Africa is forthright about the Company’s ambition to step up efforts to engage and capture more of the enterprise segment. Describing their conquests in this space to...

  • Rudie Raath, Chief Technologist & Country Manager: Presales, Cloud & Strategic Pursuit, HP Enterprise Group, South Africa. (Image source: HP Enterprise Group)

    The dark side of Cloud

    September 12, 2013 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on The dark side of Cloud

    In every technology publication I open, every business symposium I attend, every CIO roundtable I facilitate, we hear about the next wave of change branded “Cloud”. CIO’s are warned that this wave is building up like a tsunami and will change the...

  • Mobile service providers urged to protect users’ details

    July 2, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile service providers urged to protect users’ details

    With the promulgation of the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) later this year, the protection of consumers’ personal information is becoming increasingly important. In light of the increase in cellphone banking fraud in South Africa, this has...

  • Getting into the swing of POPI

    May 6, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Getting into the swing of POPI

    Keeping track of the latest version of impending legislation as it makes its way through the South African parliamentary system can be a nigh on impossible task. So prepping your business for upcoming law – such as the Protection of Personal Information...

  • POPI – what businesses might be overlooking

    March 15, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on POPI – what businesses might be overlooking

    A new realm of compliance for South African businesses and government is set to arrive in 2013. Executives and business owners may soon have only 1 year to ensure their IT governance complies with the new Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act when it...