People care about how their PI is treated – just think about how you feel when you are completing a form that asks for your PI. But why should your business care about the PI of your staff and customers?
#1 Personal information and trust are assets
There is value in having high quality PI (which is one of the requirements of POPIA compliance) that is kept secure (another requirement).
#2 Keep your reputation intact
Privacy has become increasingly important to consumers as the internet is playing a central role in how consumers interact and transact with each other and with organisations. Privacy breaches not only result in a loss of profit, but also affect consumers’ trust in an organisation.
#3 When it is done right, POPIA compliance saves you money
Implementing the POPIA principles in your organisation should lead to a reduction in operational costs.
#4 Legal compliance
Compliance reduces the risks of restrictions on processing activities, fines, and lawsuits. The POPIA established a new Information Regulator who has wide-ranging powers to prohibit the processing of PI which it deems unlawful.