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Launch of the Michalsons Compliance Programme

We're excited to introduce you to the Michalsons Compliance Programme. The programme is a set of related activities with the long-term aim of complying with the Data Protection laws and including the Protection of Personal Information Act. Why the Michalsons Compliance [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:10+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

Privacy by Design under the GDPR

Privacy by design or data protection by design is a real requirement under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for organisations that the GDPR applies to. It is no longer an abstract and unenforceable legal concept. You now have to [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:14+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Japanese Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) – a heads up

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) is one of Japan's most important laws and the Japanese Parliament recently amended it. Don't confuse it with the Canadian data protection laws also called PIPA or the other data protection law called the Protection [...]

Cookie Law in South Africa

What is the cookie law in South Africa? Many people ask us because the law relating to cookies is such a big issue in many other countries. Do you need to get a user’s (aka data subject’s) consent before using [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:30+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Data Privacy or Data Protection in South Africa

What is the law regards data privacy or data protection in South Africa? In terms of our law, the right to privacy is protected in terms of our common law and section 14 of the Constitution of South Africa 1996. [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:34+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |