Information Regulator invites public comments on new POPIA regulations

New amended draft regulations on POPIA have been published for comment, covering various steps that people can take in exercising their rights under POPIA and how businesses can request consent for direct marketing purposes. By Peter Grealy, Karl Blom and Nozipho...

Use technology to become POPI compliant

As businesses digitally transform, how they handle and analyse data is under intense scrutiny. Consumers today are more aware and concerned than ever before, and rightly so, with the way their personal data is collected, how it is handled and how it will be used. By...

Compliance as a Service a solution to overwhelming PoPIA requirements

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) sent many businesses scrambling as it was supposed to come into effect in July, and inboxes were therefore flooded with opt-in or unsubscribe options 'for compliance purposes'. By Iniel Dreyer, MD at Data Management...

Data privacy requires a multi-pronged data protection approach

The introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has put the spotlight on data security for many organisations, which has prompted many CIOs and chief information security officers (CISOs) to invest in data encryption. By Gary Allemann, MD of...