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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

Treasury advisors body launched
Treasury advisors body launchedArticle

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

POPIA: it's not as scary as you think
POPIA: it's not as scary as you thinkArticle

Right now, there's a word that's keeping many South African business executives awake at night - and it's not just Covid-19...

Daniel Lotter 11 Sep 2020

PoPIA: Focus on consent and legitimate interest
PoPIA: Focus on consent and legitimate interestArticle

PoPIA and data privacy expert and author Ahmore Burger-Smidt will focus on a key aspect of the act in a free webinar hosted by leading legal technology provider, LexisNexis South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Sep 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessArticle

Watch as senior IAB SA executive board members Claire Cobbledick, Avani Singh and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee have a female powerhouse discussion focused on pivoting to digital: audiences, privacy and access...

31 Aug 2020

95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliant
95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliantArticle

Schools are increasingly embracing the digital universe and now the Covid-19 pandemic has stratospherically accelerated the adoption of online communication and digital strategies for South African schools...

27 Aug 2020

What employers need to know about POPIA
What employers need to know about POPIAArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) which came into force on 1 July 2020 places several obligations on employers in terms of managing employees personal information...

Kirsten Eiser & Shane Johnson 19 Aug 2020

Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warns
Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warnsArticle

The commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will impact a vast number of businesses, and the construction industry is no exception, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans...

14 Aug 2020

POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationship
POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationshipArticle

When shopping online the right to the protection of how one's 'details' is collected and processed is something consumers should be aware of...

12 Aug 2020

Digital transformation in the financial services sector
Digital transformation in the financial services sectorArticle

Data protection and cybercrime are becoming more pressing issues for financial services companies to address from a legal perspective, as Covid-19 accelerates digital transformation...

Carla Collett et al. 7 Aug 2020

TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app
TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety appArticle

The app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols...

6 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

Rapid digital migration exposes data privacy concerns for children
Rapid digital migration exposes data privacy concerns for childrenArticle

The broad, global migration towards virtual platforms following widespread Covid-19 lockdowns has highlighted the need for the digital privacy of children to be properly secured and protected. With more time spent in the digital world, child exposure to digital marketing is growing rapidly...

13 Jul 2020

Digitising professional development post Covid-19
Digitising professional development post Covid-19Article

Harnessing the power of a secure digital identity has become more important than ever before...

13 Jul 2020

3 simple steps to kickstart your POPIA compliance
3 simple steps to kickstart your POPIA complianceArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in South Africa came into effect on 1 July 2020. If you have waited with your compliance project, you need to act fast...

7 Jul 2020

Consumer protection: Why online contracts need to be regulated
Consumer protection: Why online contracts need to be regulatedArticle

Almost every time you browse a website, click the "accept" icon or download software, you are concluding an online contract ? a non-negotiated contract such as the terms and conditions regulating the use of websites or the privacy policies of online suppliers...

Dr Alec Basson 6 Jul 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DoH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Avuyile Gasela & Cindy Leibowitz 3 Jul 2020

Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemes
Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemesArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act), now in effect, has significant implications for owners, tenants and executives in community housing schemes...

3 Jul 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Karl Blom, Avuyile Gasela and Cindy Leibowitz 1 Jul 2020

How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?
How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?Article

With the new sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) being implemented, businesses need to tighten their cybersecurity...

1 Jul 2020

What you need to know about the POPI Act
What you need to know about the POPI ActArticle

The operative provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 will come into force on 1 July 2020...

25 Jun 2020

The French mobile phone application StopCovid, developed to trace people who test positive with Covid-19. Chesnot/Getty Images
Balancing privacy with public health: how well is South Africa doing?Article

Covid-19 spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. That's why contact tracing and quarantining have been included as one approach to control the spread of the virus...

Michael Sean Pepper & Marietjie Botes 25 Jun 2020

POPI Act on our doorsteps
POPI Act on our doorstepsArticle

On 22 June 2020 the Presidency announced the commencement of several additional sections of the POPI Act and companies will have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply...

Ryan van de Coolwijk 24 Jun 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented
Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implementedArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effect
Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effectArticle

The Presidency has announced the commencement of certain sections of the 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act...

22 Jun 2020

Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital era
Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital eraArticle

On 16 June annually, South Africa commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 1976. More than four decades later, the youth of today continue to grapple with a vast array of challenges to the full realisation of their fundamental rights, both on- and offline...

Avani Singh, Issued by IAB South Africa 17 Jun 2020

A greener future for IT Asset Disposal
A greener future for IT Asset DisposalArticle

By 2050, the amount of e-waste will more than double to 120 million metric tons a year if nothing is done to tackle this massive problem...

8 Jun 2020

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How tech-driven partnership marketing can fill the (imminent) direct marketing void in SAArticle

Privacy-by-design data sharing models are set to transform partnership marketing, says Anton Grutzmacher, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Omnisient...

Anton Grutzmacher 28 May 2020

Electronic Communications Sector: Covid-19 Highlights
Electronic Communications Sector: Covid-19 HighlightsArticle

The Electronic Communication sector of South Africa has seen many changes to its legislative universe as well as important omissions. This includes the omission, likely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, of the much-anticipated Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013, widely expected to be enacted on 1 April 2020...

Ezra Pillay 19 May 2020

Carla Collett
Big data and the South African financial services sectorArticle

Changes in the way customers expect to engage with the financial services sector and increasing pressure from regulators is compelling financial services companies to come up with innovative ways to manage their data...

Carla Collett 15 May 2020

New app addresses Covid-19 reinfection fears
New app addresses Covid-19 reinfection fearsArticle

As the government considers how soon to lift the lockdown, the prospect of more South Africans returning to work is both a welcome and worrying prospect...

8 May 2020

Risks and complexities of social media hiring
Risks and complexities of social media hiringArticle

Social media may be in the public domain but the personality online is not necessarily the person in the real world...

30 Apr 2020

AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region launched
AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region launchedArticle

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region...

24 Apr 2020

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Popia to fuel better customer experiences for South AfricansArticle

With the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia) planned to commence imminently, the way direct marketing is carried out and received by South African consumers is set to shift...

Sandra Galer 14 Apr 2020

PoPI - ready or not?
PoPI - ready or not?Article

There were calls, by the information regulator, earlier this year for President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the remaining provisions of Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPi) into full force by 1 April 2020, it is unlikely to happen this year given the Covid-19 crisis...

Marlene van den Heever 1 Apr 2020

#POPIA: 3 priorities we should focus on
#POPIA: 3 priorities we should focus onArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in South Africa was meant to come into effect 1 April 2020, but the date has been pushed out...

Lecio De Paula 31 Mar 2020

#HumanRightsDay 2020: A spotlight on the right to data privacy in SA
#HumanRightsDay 2020: A spotlight on the right to data privacy in SAArticle

In these uncertain times, South Africa is fortunate to have a constitutional democracy that is deserving of being firmly guarded. Human Rights Day is an opportune time for us to reflect on what this means to us...

Avani Singh 20 Mar 2020

Use of personal information in gated estates
Use of personal information in gated estatesArticle

The collection and use of personal information in private estates and gated communities in South Africa is common. Visitors are often required to provide personal information to security companies...

Clea Rawlins 9 Mar 2020

Call for comments on guidelines to develop PoPI Codes of Conduct
Call for comments on guidelines to develop PoPI Codes of ConductArticle

Although there are still no clear indicators as to when the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will come into force, there have been some recent PoPI related developments...

16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 4 trends driving the evolution of HR into a people function
#BizTrends2020: 4 trends driving the evolution of HR into a people functionArticle

Two major forces are shaping the future of work: increasing automation in the workplace, and a global, flexible workforce that can work whenever, wherever, for whomever...

Pieter Bensch 13 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Telemedicine makes healthcare more accessibleArticle

Forty-three percent of South Africa's population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7,700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves...

Helen Weber 6 Jan 2020

Chantel Trotskie, senior CX sales manager at Oracle South Africa
Fighting financial crime with technologyArticle

Financial institutions are very much aware of how sensitive and pivotal this time of the year is for their business as customers deal with large amounts of cash...

Chantel Troskie 21 Nov 2019

A decade of advancing electronic rates processes
A decade of advancing electronic rates processesArticle

Buying and selling property is a complex process made all the more complicated by the sheer volume of mandatory paperwork required to close the transaction...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Oct 2019

There's a new SA cloud market emerging
There's a new SA cloud market emergingArticle

Thanks to the arrival of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa, it is expected that more born-in-the-cloud organisations will start taking root here...

Dana Cinman 29 Oct 2019

Are you leaving the front door open for cyber criminals?
Are you leaving the front door open for cyber criminals?Article

Are you careful about keeping your front door locked and garage securely closed? Do you switch the home alarm on at night before dozing off? Yep, we thought so...

Aaron Thornton 15 Oct 2019

Maximising data availability using a multi-cloud approach
Maximising data availability using a multi-cloud approachArticle

The ways businesses leverage cloud to manage and maximise the value of their data continues to evolve...

Trent Odgers 5 Aug 2019

Safeguard your network from attacks
Safeguard your network from attacksArticle

Ongoing vigilance, maintenance of systems and a holistic approach to security remains vital for critical infrastructure entities

30 Jul 2019

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