Subscribe to industry newsletters

Advertise on Bizcommunity

iLegal conference to cover POPI issues

iLegal 2014, scheduled for 5 August 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Rosebank, Johannesburg, will cover critical issues related to surveillance and security. The conference will highlight both legal and practical insights into how the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) affects security operations.
Hosted by Hi-Tech Security Solutions and Dr Craig Donald, in partnership with the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, it presents two security experts in CCTV surveillance and its impact on operations, as well as specific issues regarding the implementation, applicability and the benefits of surveillance and other integrated security technologies.

These are Francis Cronjé, an information governance specialist with a strong legal background and years of practical experience, advising large entities on the powerful impact of POPI, and Rob Anderson, who will provide practical case study examples of where and when POPI needs to be considered including practical examples.

Best practices in implementing, running and staffing effective city surveillance projects is also on the agenda and Dr Craig Donald will discuss the integration of humans and technology in attaining the optimal operational solution.

A concept that is new to South Africa is wearable surveillance technology. This will be discussed, including the benefits and potential legal pitfalls of this trend. Attendees will also have the opportunity to delve into the latest in remote vehicle monitoring trends and technologies and best practices in dealing with theft and hijacking, even if the vehicle is far from the control room.

Moreover, while integration is a hot topic in the security world, the conference will be looking beyond the hype to determine how integrating surveillance technologies with other security products can deliver benefit, in terms of not only security operations but also measurable benefits to other business areas within a company.

Finally, attendees will be given an overview of the latest emerging security technologies, not simply in terms of what's new, but what is useful and practical for today's security installations.

Everybody involved in the use and operation, installation and implementation or any aspect of surveillance, from security managers, executive managers, IT leaders and technology providers, and installers will benefit from this regular, hype-free conference covering the most important aspects of security surveillance.

For more information, go to