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Japanese Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) – a heads up

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is one of Japan's most important laws and the Japanese Parliament recently amended it. In response to the increased processing of personal information in society and various sectors (such as the [...]

When is the POPIA deadline in South Africa?

We guestimate that the POPIA deadline will be on about 1 June 2021 or maybe a few months before that. Many people want to know when the POPIA deadline is so that they can plan what action to take and [...]

By |2019-11-15T08:28:07+02:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Who needs a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

Who must appoint a DPO? What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require regarding a Data Protection Officer (or DPO)? This is one of the questions the GDPR, which the European Parliament recently adopted, has made many organisations ask. Another one of [...]

Data protection standard | Bureau Veritas | ISO | SANS

For many, a data protection standard is the holy grail in assisting them to comply with data protection laws. Data protection standards often provide very practical actionable controls (almost a checklist) that they can implement in order to protect data and therefore comply [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:39:30+02:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Freedom of expression news: data protection balancing act

As data protection law develops, it frequently comes into conflict with freedom of expression. The right to privacy (like data protection) and freedom of expression are in a precarious balancing act and need to be handled carefully. The latest freedom [...]

By |2019-06-27T11:35:15+02:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Email Encryption and POPIA – must you encrypt your emails?

Does complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) also mean that you must use email encryption when sending emails containing personal information? In other words, does sending unencrypted emails containing personal information potentially violate POPIA? The short answer is: [...]

By |2019-08-12T14:36:31+02:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Email Law|Tags: , , , |

What is a Data Protection Officer?

We've recently been getting asked the question: What is a Data Protection Officer? This is a sign of just how much interest there is in the position of the Data Protection Officer. Organisations, both in the European Union and outside, [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:59:18+02:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Information Technology Act or IT Act: Data Protection in India

With a population of 1.3 billion people and a Gross Domestic Product of 2.6 trillion US Dollars, India is a market rich in data, personal and private information. Data protection in India is important because many organisations have a global [...]

By |2019-08-12T14:47:02+02:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Global Privacy and Data Protection Book

Are you looking for a Data Protection Book? There are many countries that have privacy, data protection and security laws. It can be very confusing to find all of them and compare them. All the relevant information is not available on [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:20+02:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

What is the PIS Standard and Why is it Important?

What is the PIS Standard? China's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (NISSTC) have created a working group to draft a Personal Information Security Standard (PIS Standard). The standard will have input from various stakeholders including the government, internet companies [...]