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South Africa's Covid-19 tracing app - would you download it?Article

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, head of digital at The MediaShop shares his views on SA's new Covid-19 tracing app...

Jarred Mailer-Lyons 1 hour ago

Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive,T-Systems South Africa
Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner...

Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 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

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

Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks
Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacksArticle

While healthcare providers must accelerate their digital health maturity as it directly improves operational efficiencies, quality of patient care and improves protection of personal and sensitive information, it also provides a greater platform and risk for cyberattacks...

3 Sep 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 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

Privacy concerns around the use of empathic media
Privacy concerns around the use of empathic mediaArticle

New technologies are providing marketers with the ability to receive sensory feedback, which could be used to interpret emotional responses to marketing stimuli. Such systems broadly fall into private and public systems, both of which influence their legal interpretation...

Ashlin Perumall 24 Jul 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

We need to get serious about user data
We need to get serious about user dataArticle

Over the past few years, tech-savvy customers and younger, more dynamic, employees have forced businesses in all sectors to completely change their way of operating...

Andrew Bourne 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, 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

TechSumo drives business growth by connecting tech buyers with tech sellers
TechSumo drives business growth by connecting tech buyers with tech sellersArticle

A powerful new platform connects Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with small and mid-tiered businesses that need technology solutions to drive growth...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jun 2020

Digital Kungfu launches powerful platform that tracks B2B tech buying trends
Digital Kungfu launches powerful platform that tracks B2B tech buying trendsArticle

Using the power of data and crowdsourced buying trends, Digital Kungfu's latest platform, TechSumo, reveals how B2B tech buyers are making their purchasing decisions...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 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

Improving the retail CX during tough times
Improving the retail CX during tough timesArticle

The retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts...

Hemant Harie 28 May 2020

EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management app
EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management appArticle

EOH supports corporate South Africa with the release of Sikhona, a corporate crisis-management app...

20 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

KardioMD Telehealth - medical help in your hands
KardioMD Telehealth - medical help in your handsArticle

In light of social distancing, patients are seeking alternative solutions to interacting with their doctors...

Issued by Cipla 29 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

#WorldBackupDay: Backup your data...now!
#WorldBackupDay: Backup your data...now!Article

World Backup Day and serves as a reminder to all businesses and individuals to make sure that all important files and documents are backed-up...

30 Mar 2020

Hasty cloud adoption increases companies' risk profile
Hasty cloud adoption increases companies' risk profileArticle

The relevancy of the cloud will soon begin to wane as more decision-makers come to acknowledge the hype for what it is and realise that cloud computing is not all it's cracked up to be...

25 Mar 2020

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