Tackling the pertinent aspects of GDPR

For businesses around the world, including Africa, the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is particularly pertinent. This is because the GDPR applies not only to all states in the EU, but more especially to any...

Who will GDPR regulators be looking at?

When it comes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many of you may be feeling a bit like Scrooge, the miserable character from Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol, during the festive period. By Gregg Petersen, regional vice-president at Veeam You...

Become your own compliance champion

Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness. This...

GDPR adds to telcos’ data headaches

Data has always been the ultimate battleground and competitive bargaining chip for telecommunications operators. Already under pressure to reduce mobile data costs amid a rising #datamustfall chorus from consumers, they now face data headaches of a different kind. By...

There are no GDPR quick wins

Data protection in the digital world is an issue that just never stops, writes Gregg Petersen, regional vice-president at Veeam. At the time of writing, the Cambridge Analytica news is just a few weeks old. While the full extent of the fiasco remains to be seen, this...

Proposed Code amendments a mixed bag

On the 29 March, the Dti released proposed amendments to its Codes of Good Practice on Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) for public commentary within a 60-day period. The amendments present somewhat of a mixed bag for South African businesses. This is...