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Posts Tagged ‘PoPI’

  • Encrypted USB drives and privacy screens improve data security

    Encrypted USB drives and privacy screens improve data security

    August 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Encrypted USB drives and privacy screens improve data security

    RS Components (RS), a multi-channel distributor, has announced availability of a range of expert data security products to help companies with the incorporation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) into the day to-day operations of the...

  • Technology and collaboration key for insurers in 2018 and beyond

    Technology and collaboration key for insurers in 2018 and beyond

    July 19, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Technology and collaboration key for insurers in 2018 and beyond

    Following a challenging 2017, the South African insurance industry must adopt technology and collaborate with local governments, if it is to effectively tap into new markets to stimulate growth for the foreseeable future. Many sectors have been very quick in...

  • How your business can avoid legal irregulates associated with POPI

    PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

    July 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

    The spectre of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) looms ever closer, and while some companies will see the new regulation as something of a headache as they work to get their data management procedures in order, the threat of serious sanctions...

  • Billy Last, CEO of LexisNexis South Africa.

    Data breach raises POPI concerns

    July 3, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Data breach raises POPI concerns

    The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for effective protection of consumer data. While the company asserts that no financial losses have been encountered by...

  • Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    June 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    Over the Youth Day weekend, Liberty informed its customers, and later everyone else, that it had been the subject of a successful security intrusion. In a media statement, it claimed that an email repository had been compromised, and that an as yet...

  • 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...

  • Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    PoPI and GDPR – a forgotten essential in HR

    June 11, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on PoPI and GDPR – a forgotten essential in HR

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) in South Africa and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, have shone a light on the importance of protecting valuable personal information. However, while the focus has...

  • How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

    How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

    June 9, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

    Blockchain is emerging as one of today’s most disruptive technologies, with the ability to radically reshape how business is done by enabling secure, efficient and transparent business-to-business transactions. Its predicted to deliver $176 billion...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    Insurance industry gears up for PoPI

    June 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Insurance industry gears up for PoPI

    On 25 May, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The long-awaited law changes the way in which companies are required to collect, store and process personal information – affording EU residents better...

  • Protecting your firm amidst the first GDPR summons being issued

    Data protection D-day is here

    May 27, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data protection D-day is here

    The countdown has ended. D-day for enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here. As of today, 25 May 2018, penalties will begin rolling in for organisations that have not yet taken the necessary steps to ensure...

  • The implementation of GDPR and its potential impact on local businesses

    The implementation of GDPR and its potential impact on local businesses

    May 8, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The implementation of GDPR and its potential impact on local businesses

    The deadline for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. As of 25 May, anyone trading with EU businesses, marketing to EU citizens, or holding the personal data of even a single European national, needs to be fully...

  • Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    April 17, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    Let’s face it, data compliance is hardly a new thing. But given the extent at which the reliance of organisations on data has grown in recent years, its level of importance has increased exponentially. Simply put, fall foul of the regulatory environment and...

  • Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

    Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

    March 29, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

    Last year saw a surge in cybercrime which surpassed previous years, highlighting the importance of having proper, continually updated security measures in place. Data’s increasing value and the advent of regulatory measures around data protection have...

  • Why South African businesses should protect their data

    Why South African businesses should protect their data

    March 8, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Why South African businesses should protect their data

    It has long been said that ‘knowledge is power’ but never has that been more pertinent than it is for businesses today. What businesses know is a key differentiator as they seek to get closer to their customers and improve their own business processes...

  • 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    To 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    March 2, 2018 • General, ListsComments Off on To 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    South African businesses should care as much about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as they do about the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. Even though local businesses might not deal with customers or staff in...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

    February 16, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

    Although the Information Regulator is not yet fully operational, it has already received numerous complaints relating to the unlawful processing of personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI). POPI itself is not yet...