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How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforcesArticle

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer
Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information OfficerArticle

The digital representation of data or personal information, has brought many challenges to protecting privacy rights and thereby protecting individuals...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Dimakatso Khumalo 28 Apr 2021

Countdown for compliance with PoPIA
Countdown for compliance with PoPIAArticle

With less than 100 days for public and private bodies to be compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)...

25 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

Information Regulator supports electoral law amendments
Information Regulator supports electoral law amendmentsArticle

The Information Regulator is in support of key amendments to South Africa's Electoral Laws Amendment Bill, which will allow the voters' roll to continue to be accessed by the public...

11 Feb 2021

Information Regulator engages Facebook SA over privacy policy
Information Regulator engages Facebook SA over privacy policyArticle

South Africa's Information Regulator met Facebook South Africa this week to discuss its revised WhatsApp privacy policy...

14 Jan 2021

Smart contracts adoption could be tripped up by legal validity and privacy laws concerns
Smart contracts adoption could be tripped up by legal validity and privacy laws concernsArticle

Many businesses are looking to conclude agreements by taking advantage of technology platforms that promise efficiency and cost-savings; including using smart contracts. Although the opportunities for smart contracts are vast - issues related to their legal validity and compatibility with growing data protection laws may create real stumbling blocks for their use...

Wendy Tembedza 28 Oct 2020

Can employers be held liable for employee data breach conduct?
Can employers be held liable for employee data breach conduct?Article

Advocate Tertius Wessels of Strata-g Labour Solutions says that while the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has been in effect for a while, most employers are still not grasping the far-reaching consequences the Act poses on how they collect, store and dispose of information...

16 Oct 2020

What are the rules for destruction or deletion of personal information in the POPIA era?
What are the rules for destruction or deletion of personal information in the POPIA era?Article

It is incumbent upon organisations to take control of the manner in which personal information is disposed of and to ensure that appropriate mechanisms within the organisation are established to address potential risks...

Marco Schepers and Zinhle Novazi 8 Oct 2020

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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?Article

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?
Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?Article

Studies shows that since the coronavirus outbreak, phishing attacks increased by 40%. Now that employees are working remotely, companies should enforce cybersecurity policies to protect their organisations against potential data breaches and fraud.

5 Aug 2020

3 steps to POPIA compliance
3 steps to POPIA complianceArticle

The African Union's Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection (known as the Malabo Convention) outlines principles which urge all AU member states to respect and protect individuals' rights to privacy online and offline...

16 Jul 2020

What does POPIA mean for the communications industry?
What does POPIA mean for the communications industry?Article

The novel additions to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) that came into effect on 1 July 2020 aims to protect companies against data breach and the misuse of personal information...

16 Jul 2020

E-book discusses the state of cyber security
E-book discusses the state of cyber securityArticle

Technology breakthroughs have revolutionised the way we do business and communicate across borders. With these technology developments, new threats have arisen...

4 Dec 2018

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