The South African watchdog engages WhatsApp’s parent company, Facebook, after the former rolled out new terms and conditions.
Acceptance of privacy culture vital for POPIA compliance
The most common hurdle for companies is the human predisposition to resist change, says Paul Raath, consultant/change manager at Bizmod.
Security challenges presented by POPI and the pandemic
Companies previously accepted potentially insecure devices within their environments as they weighed risk against productivity rewards. But the scales are tilting alarmingly.
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.
Lombard Insurance engages SA authorities after data breach
While the insurer is working with the Information Regulator, it has yet to disclose what information was accessed by the hackers or the number of people affected.
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.
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.