How POPIA impacts your business

Cloud computing, the shift to digital experiences, and connected sensors have made it possible for companies to collect and process vast amounts of data around consumers – often to their benefit. For many companies, data is their most valuable asset. By Charl...

New VAT and customs obligations for online marketplaces

The global economy has recently seen a rapid rise in online marketplaces and platforms, whereby sellers can easily connect and transact with buyers. By Prenisha Martin, tax associate at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg This substantial increase in digitisation has led to a...

Data protection regulations and SMEs

For any SME, the starting point of a data protection strategy is understanding the general regulatory framework applicable to it. By Wayne Sedice, strategic BI consultant at PBT Group As this may differ per country, the SME must identify the general compliance...

Unexpected business-building benefits of stricter data regulation

Storing data securely and using it appropriately should not be merely a compliance-driven practice; it should be a cornerstone of any business. By Professor Yudhvir Seetharam, head of analytics, insights and research at FNB Business Not only does appropriate data...

Data management, security processes key to PoPIA compliance

On 1 July, every South African’s inbox was flooded with emails from multiple businesses around compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA). By Simeon Tassev, MD and QSA at Galix The reality though is that compliance with PoPIA is about so...

The challenges of compliance

The world of compliance, approvals, standards and certifications can be confusing for those who don’t work in legal and compliance roles. For this reason, it is critical that data erasure products and service providers are certified. By Wale Arewa, CEO of...