GDPR

How to start your POPIA compliance project during lockdown

2020-05-05T11:14:56+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management, News, POPIA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s week 5 000 of the national lockdown, so we reckon everyone will appreciate a change of focus (since we can’t change the scenery). From what we can tell, most people’s pace during lockdown is either crazy-busy or bored-to-tears. So, for those of you leaning towards the bored spectrum, here [...]

POPIA is coming, look busy.

2020-02-25T17:21:52+02:00By |Categories: News, POPIA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why the face? The Information Regulator asked the President to announce 1 April 2020 as the commencement date for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). 1 April is also an auspicious date widely known as April Fools Day. It is lesser known as Sourdough Bread Day. On 1 April [...]

Crying over spilled data. Greenwich University and the GDPR.

2018-06-20T13:56:32+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management, POPIA|Tags: |

The University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom was recently fined £120 000 by their Information Regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can read the full decision here. Why do we care? We care because South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is very similar to the General Data [...]

A bunch of our favourite (free) EU GDPR reads

2018-03-15T09:43:39+02:00By |Categories: International privacy day|Tags: , , , , , , |

With the 25 May 2018 implimentation date for the EU GDPR creeping closer, there is a lot of information flying around. So much, that it is easy to feel overwhelmed. So we thought we would make a list of our favourite (free) EU GDPR resources. The United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s [...]

Plain language privacy notices: Win your customers' trust

2018-03-15T10:24:39+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management|Tags: , , , , , , |

Using plain language when you talk about privacy and personal information is key if you want to win your customers' trust. We have written about the POPIA requirement that a business must have a privacy notice* that explains what personal information the business collects and what it does with that [...]

Survivor: Privacy Shield

2018-03-15T10:25:13+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first annual review of the functioning of the Privacy Shield was concluded and the report was published on October 18, 2017. What did it cover? The review covered all aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework including the implementation, administration, supervision and enforcement. It also looked at questions relating to [...]

UK Data Protection Bill introduced 

2018-03-15T10:26:36+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management|Tags: , , , , , , |

We unpack the new UK Data Protection Bill and how it relates to GDPR. On 13 September 2017, the UK Government introduced the new Data Protection Bill (the Bill) in the House of Lords. If enacted, the Bill will repeal and replace the existing Data Protection Act 1998 and supplement [...]

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