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What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry

A proliferation of brazen fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated scams to not only fleece buyers and sellers, but also property practitioners...

7 May 2018

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

Understanding your legal rights after personal information leaks

South Africa has recently suffered its largest data leak to date with, conservatively, an estimated 60 million South Africans' personal information becoming publicly available; the gravity of which (and the risks associated with the sensitive information that has been imparted from it) cannot be overestimated...

By Karl Blom and Daniel Vale 5 Mar 2018

Canadian man charged over leak of three billion hacked accounts

An Ontario man made his first court appearance on Monday, 15 January 2018, to answer charges of running a website that collected personal and password data from some three billion accounts, and sold them for profit...

16 Jan 2018

'Revenge porn': Facebook to compensate Northern Irish teen

Facebook has settled a legal case involving naked photos posted on the social media platform of a Northern Irish teenager, the lawyer for the victim confirmed to AFP on Wednesday...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 'Privacy by Design' - Africa's best chance for global data protection compliance

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be implemented on 25 May 2018, is raising the bar for data protection globally, and setting a new gold standard in a digitally transforming world...

By Alexia Christie and Rubeena Parker 11 Jan 2018

Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

The lobby group for some of the most powerful US tech firms said on Friday, 5 January 2018, it would join the legal challenge to the planned rollback of "net neutrality" rules requiring internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally...

9 Jan 2018

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

Artificial intelligence - the apex of tech and policy challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the apex of today's technology age as we push the boundaries towards Industry 4.0 and super-intelligence...

By Aalia Manie 23 Nov 2017

Leakers dodge jail, R10m fine

If the Protection of Personal Information Act had been fully enacted, those responsible for leaking the data of 60-million South Africans could have been fined up to R10m or imprisoned for 10 years...

By Nico Gous 23 Oct 2017

Your business is vulnerable: Seven tips to prevent identity theft

It may sound strange to think that your business could be the victim of identity theft, but the truth is that any entity is capable of being “hijacked” by fraudsters...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

Navigating through data-focused legislation

Besides being able to unlock the value of their data, businesses also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation...

By Cleo Becker 15 Aug 2017

Online gamblers forfeit R1m winnings to State

Illegal gamblers have forfeited over R1 million of their winnings to the State, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

29 May 2017

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