Category: POPI

Category: POPI

POPI Act: Understanding the basics

The POPI Act, not unlike any other, is fraught with terminology, jargon and wildly interpretable words. Sadly, understanding the POPI Act and terminology is the basis of preparing yourself for POPI compliance. Firstly, it is important to understand the 4-fold purpose of the Protection of Personal Information Act: (a)     To support our constitutional right […]

You and your 3rd parties!

You are responsible for the way in which the 3rd party processes the data, what they do with it and their security! We have just had the opportunity to work with a flagship South African company on their POPI Gap Analysis.  The management and staff were approachable, transparent and very honest about the state of […]

Blockchain vs Privacy

Data Privacy Forum Africa 2019 “The rave around Blockchain is premised on pseudonymisation protocols that allows data subjects to control their personal data and that’s such an important topic in privacy and data protection. The purpose of the workshop: to cover the basics of Blockchain and how the technology will impact the privacy arena.” This […]

Google’s GDPR slip

Google accused of GDPR privacy violations by seven countries Consumer groups across seven European countries have filed GDPR complaints against Google’s location tracking (via Reuters). The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), of which each of the groups are a member, claims that Google’s “deceptive practices” around location tracking don’t give users a real choice about whether to enable it, […]

Privacy and Santa

Some Santa Privacy humour You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He’s making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice… With Christmas around the corner, I have started wondering about Privacy and Santa… I never […]

POPI Breaking News

POPI – Breaking News! “Speaking at the CPDP conference in Brussels today, Sizwe Snail, Commissioner at South Africa’s Information Regulator said that the 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act will now finally enter into force in the second quarter of 2020” @LauraLinkomies on Twitter What does this mean for you, as a business owner? There are […]

The hidden opportunity!

SEEING THE OPPORTUNITY IN PRIVACY REGULATION (Published in Forbes Africa August 2018) From the news, to social media and dinner party conversations, privacy is the talk of the town. Not only do organisations not take our privacy seriously but we don’t take it seriously ourselves. This has to change. Google is tracking our every move, […]