POPIA

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 [...]

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

2020-05-07T15:51:37+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management|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

2019-05-31T07:03:16+02:00By |Categories: Compliance and risk management, POPIA|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 [...]

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 [...]

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