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How the GDPR changed the Argentina Personal Data Protection Act

The Argentina Personal Data Protection Act has been Argentina's data protection law since 2000. The country is, however, moving away from this law, and has already drafted a new data protection Bill. The reason for this new Bill is to [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:13+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Data Portability under the GDPR

What is the right to data portability? Is it about a data subject taking their IDs and laptops containing their personal data with them on the road? The answer is: Not really. Data portability is about more than just that. [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:17+00:00 February 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). It is no longer an abstract and unenforceable legal concept. You now have to implement the various components of this requirement [...]

By | 2017-06-26T10:51:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

What is a Data Protection Officer?

We've been getting asked the question: What is a Data Protection Officer? This is a sign of just how much interest from organisations all across the European Union there currently is, and will continue to be, in this position. What [...]

By | 2017-09-20T09:34:31+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Is the Geolocation of Employees Lawful?

Geolocation is the identification of the geographic location of an object (like a computer) or a person (like an employee). It is obviously very useful to know where something is. Knowing that John is on the 15th floor in boardroom [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:32+00:00 October 27th, 2016|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 | 2017-06-22T09:17:30+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

What does the GDPR mean for the POPI Act?

The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) has been adopted by the European Parliament in early 2016. South Africa's data protection law, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was enacted in 2013. What does the GDPR mean for the POPI [...]

Who needs a Data Protection Officer (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 those questions is: What are some [...]