Author Archive | Elizabeth de Stadler


Addressing Assumptions about POPI

We are not Google, so why should we care about data privacy? Let’s not beat about the bush. Complying with data privacy laws can be expensive and POPI is no exception. So it is not surprising that small business are balking at the idea of spending 5 figures on data privacy, particularly if they don’t […]

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POPI training – Who needs it?

We’ve all been there: the stuffy room with the uncomfortable seats, the monotonous drone of the facilitator reciting legislation – he’s somewhere in the middle of a 144-slide PowerPoint presentation and you are somewhere else completely. When I get confronted with this type of compliance training I am reminded of the expression ‘one size fits […]

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POPI challenges for financial services industry

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) applies to all industries, but some industries will be more affected than others. Financial services is one of them. Why? Firstly, FSPs collect very sensitive information. Secondly, when an FSP’s security fails, the breach can have dire consequences for customers. Lastly, the Information Regulator has indicated that financial […]

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To POPI or not to POPI

Why complying with the Protection of Personal Information should be a priority By now you have probably been targeted by a newsletter or blog from a law firm telling you to become POPI compliant. We have a slightly different approach, because we do not think that POPI should be the reason to take a close […]

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