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Think data protection first, POPIA compliance will come

A proactive approach to information security now will help companies ensure their houses are in order before the POPIA grace period ends in June 2021, says Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber Security.


Microsoft helps businesses understand their compliance obligations

Microsoft Compliance Manager is a centralised dashboard that allows companies to map and monitor regulatory adherence as it relates to their use of Microsoft cloud services on Microsoft 365 or Azure Active Directory.


Killing two birds with one stone – POPI compliance and secure remote access during COVID-19

As the world goes through unprecedented digital transformation, both information and customer data have become the most important asset to many companies, says Fudo Security.

Sep 21, 2020

Six tips for easy POPIA compliance

Depending on the size, scope and function of your organisation, appoint either a dedicated POPIA compliance officer or a full team, says Ezra Pillay, compliance specialist: Data Protection and Technology at LexisNexis.

Sep 2, 2020

Vumacam blasts JRA for challenging CCTV court ruling

The appeal hinders the rollout of cameras to support SAPS, JMPD and security companies in their crime-fighting efforts, says Vumacam CEO Ricky Croock.

Aug 27, 2020

Lax controls a personal information disaster waiting to happen

A naïve public assumes the service providers and organisations they engage with are taking the necessary precautions to protect their personal information.


Information Regulator eyes bigger budget amid surge in data breaches

A well-funded Information Regulator will go a long way to giving the POPI Act its powers, says attorney and Information Regulator member Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze.


Only 17 out of 54 African states have data privacy laws

An information security expert tells the ITWeb Security Summit 2020 that African countries are lagging in enacting data protection laws.

Aug 21, 2020

Experian only informed Information Regulator months after hack

The Information Regulator cannot disclose the contents of Experian’s breach report to the public because it does not want to jeopardise the investigation.

Jul 20, 2020

POPIA makes SA CEOs more accountable

The government has given businesses until 1 July 2021 to conform to the legislation.


POPIA compliance: Seven device, data security best practices to know

Companies must begin this transition sooner rather than later, and should expect POPIA compliance to meaningfully transform their business practices.

Jul 13, 2020

Vumacam reviews surveillance system as POPI Act kicks in

Vumacam audits operational guidelines and systems, to assess compliance with the newly promulgated Protection of Personal Information Act.

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