Hacking data breaches: We need a new breed of compliance officer

2021-05-03T10:54:57+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

R58.4 million. This is the average cost of a data breach today according to IBM. It is no surprise then that cyber resilience is top of mind for CEOs the world over. But what does this mean for compliance officers? What should we be doing to address data breaches? And [...]

Direct marketing and the dreaded consent

2021-05-03T10:55:09+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

CHEERS TO 2018, BRING ON 2019!

2021-05-03T10:55:29+02:00By |Categories: Articles|

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 [...]

Ethics and data protection in AI

2021-05-03T10:55:49+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) it’s not difficult to see that we find ourselves in a time of great significance. Not only has AI magnificent potential, it is also progressing at a terrifying rate. And although we may not be the first to notice the potential of AI, [...]

Why, and what now Europe?

2021-05-03T10:55:58+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

If you’re in the digital or data driven services industry you most probably received  calls from a lot of panicky clients asking whether your service is GDPR compliant. Luckily for many South African companies, the answer would be, “no, we’re not, and we don’t have to be”. However, it is [...]

The C-word

2021-05-03T10:56:15+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Here at Novcon using the word ‘consent’ is pretty much like telling us you do not like our Lego ... yes, we take offence! So, we have dubbed consent the c-word, mostly because it is misunderstood and abused so often. Here’s why. Whenever someone asks me for my consent I [...]

Compliance & Legal consultant

2021-05-03T10:56:29+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

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. [...]

Why I deleted my Facebook account

2021-05-03T10:56:58+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

For many years I have had significant misgivings about Facebook’s approach to protecting personal information. Despite this I kept a Facebook account as a means for my friends to update me on what they were doing (rather than me updating them, as I just did not trust that Facebook would [...]

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