Posts Tagged ‘PoPI’

  • 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/

    HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisation

    November 12, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • ESET launches ESET Secure Authentication in SA

    March 12, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection, has announced the general availability of ESET Secure Authentication™, a two-factor authentication (2FA) software solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs).   This simple and highly efficient...

  • Why you should care about POPI

    February 14, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off

    The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Bill is expected to be signed into law in South Africa in 2013. Experts in the field of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance security solutions say the proposed legislation seeks to...

  • Local hosting is key to cloud’s success in Africa

    January 22, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Business IT users in Africa are increasingly demanding that the online services and applications they consume be hosted on the continent, and preferably within the borders of the countries where they do business. That is according to Albie Bester, GM of...

  • Companies must heed POPI

    September 13, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Following the recent approval of the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) by the Government’s Justice Committee, businesses which fail to implement effective information destruction practices could find themselves in hot water following the...