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Fintech Solutions Drive 72% Increase in Compliance Among SMEs

Non-compliance remains a significant challenge for South African SMEs, but the introduction of fintech solutions has led to a remarkable 72% increase in adherence to basic legal requirements, according to the latest report from the Companies and Intellectual Property...

Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

An effective data governance strategy is essential for business’ due to the increasing importance of data and imposition of various data regulations. This strategy ensures that the right policies, processes, technology and people are in place to effectively manage...

The link between compliance and risk

Compliance is a growing challenge. 48 percent of companies saw their regulatory teams grow in 2017 and 75 percent foresee the need to focus more on managing regulatory risk, according to a Thomson Reuters poll. Financial institutions are spending upwards...

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will fundamentally change how companies store, process and use personal customer data. And even though it has not yet officially been implemented, organisations have been steadily working on ensuring their compliance to...

Could the blockchain enforce PoPI?

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is looming on our horizon. South African organisations are busily preparing for it despite there still being much debate about what the real impact will be and whether or not it will...

PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

South African businesses are busily preparing for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, undergoing audits and testing compliancy. This is a large task on its own, however many organisations are simultaneously busy with complying to...

POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and, if you conduct business in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you’re anything like me, you still feel...

Does Wi-Fi network compliance equal corporate data security?

If a network is compliant with regulations, does that mean it’s secure? Unfortunately for both IT professionals and businesses, it does not. “Compliance is not security, but security can be compliant – with a set of requirements and guidelines that...

Consolidate interaction recordings to mitigate risk and compliancy issues

Companies that contract with customers telephonically, or via any paperless channel, need to do so in compliance with a slew of legislation designed to limit potential abuse. This is especially true of the financial sector where it has become standard...
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