Insights

Insights2019-02-12T09:34:30+00:00

Write policies that matter

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We *heart* policies. Done well they can increase efficiency, improve teamwork, establish culture and protect everybody. Check out how we approach policies. Disclaimer: these slides are not for box tickers. And no, we don't have templates - one size fits all fits no one.

Does data minimisation spark joy?

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The minimality requirement The requirement of minimality is one of the conditions for processing personal information in the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The POPIA provides that personal information can only be processed ”if, given the purpose for which it is processed, it is adequate, relevant and not excessive”. [...]

We’re hiring… a legal consultant!

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Novation Consulting is bursting at the seams with work. We need a top performing, creative mind, who knows compliance, risk management, and legal stuff. This is an opportunity to escape the chains of corporate life, to throw away your office shoes, and to do things slightly, okay a lot, differently. [...]

We’re hiring… an office manager!

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Novation Consulting is bursting at the seams with work and we really need somebody awesome to manage our office. You will do a bit of admin management, some project management, and lots of generally organising stuff. We think this is a part-time role, but then again, what do we know [...]

Direct marketing and the dreaded consent

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Everywhere we go, we are asked the same questions. Do we really have to use the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad form 4, to get consent for direct marketing when the POPIA comes into effect? And do we then really have to get consent again from our current database? To answer [...]

Celebrate International Data Privacy Day with us!

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As we celebrate International Data Privacy Day, we think back on 2018. We spent a lot of time dealing with a deluge of questions from companies wondering whether they need to comply with the GDPR, and how they can combine their efforts to comply with the POPIA and the [...]

CHEERS TO 2018, BRING ON 2019!

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Well, 2018 was one crazy year. Data breaches, dramatic court hearings, lethal deli meats, controversial statements by a leader with freakishly small hands… and that was just at Novation. But seriously, the past twelve months have been the most exciting in our business to date. “Growth” does not begin to [...]