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POPI and social media

The purpose of the POPI Act is to ensure all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity’s personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise personal information in any way. Linda Graham from FinCommunications recently questioned how the rules of POPI apply […]

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POPI – More regulations published

The Information Regulator in SA published the final Protection of Personal Information (POPI) regulations on 14 December 2018. The purpose of the POPI Act is to ensure all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity’s personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise personal […]

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Client Confidentiality

Client Confidentiality when transferring business A recent Moneyweb article highlighted the importance of treating client information with great circumspection. A product house included personal client information in court documentation in an urgent application. The article pointed out that these documents are available to the public, and could have been used for the wrong purposes. Fortunately, […]

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POPI Information Officer Obligations

The Protection of Personal Information Act adds yet another obligation on businesses in the financial services sector. Draft regulations, published on 8 September 2017, set out what will be required. Section 4 outlines the duties and responsibilities of information officers which companies will be obliged to appoint. Subject to the provisions of section 55 of the Act, […]

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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 Awareness Training

Moonstone Business School of Excellence (MBSE), in collaboration with Compliance Online, now offer a nine-module online training course for businesses that will be required to comply with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). Content Module 1 provides an overview of the rationale for, and aims of, the Protection of Personal Information […]

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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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Possible POPI Commencement Dates

ITWeb recently printed an article titled Regulatory quagmire awaits SA’s IT businesses which provides, inter alia, some idea of what we can expect in terms of the roll out of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). Law firm Michalsons believes that in 2017, data protection compliance will become more urgent. This is because of […]

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