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POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or POPI effective date) will be. It is important because the grace period of one year starts running from the commencement date - the clock starts ticking. You must comply with POPI [...]

By | 2019-02-04T17:01:13+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

GDPR certified: How to obtain GDPR certification

For many, being GDPR certified or obtaining GDPR certification is the holy grail. It provides proof that you comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws. This is especially true for processors that process personal data for controllers. [...]

By | 2019-01-28T21:35:40+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

POPI Regulations 2018 published in final form

The Information Regulator in South Africa published the final POPI regulations on 14 December 2018 (or POPIA regulations or POPI Act Regulations as some people call them). The regulations say that "These Regulations shall be called the Regulations relating [...]

By | 2019-01-25T11:15:04+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Who is liable for damages suffered by data subjects?

When a data subject's right to privacy is infringed or someone fails to protect their personal data, and they suffer damages as a result. Who is liable for those damages? Who should the data subject be taking legal action against? Is [...]

By | 2018-12-13T10:56:10+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

GDPR compliance deadline – what we’ve learned

They say hindsight is 20/20. And usually it's not helpful to hear that. But for once we can really apply what we've learnt. By helping organisations meet the GDPR compliance deadline, we've identified the key stumbling blocks to avoid as [...]

By | 2018-05-24T13:11:45+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Information Security Team: Your task force for securing information and responding to incidents

A group of people working together can achieve a goal more quickly and effectively that one person working alone. Information security law compliance is difficult and requires an information security team of people to do it properly. Your team should [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:00:45+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Information Regulator Strategic Plan – a heads up

The Information Regulator released the Information Regulator Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2020 on 9 June 2017. This plan is quite important and requires all private and public bodies to sit up and take note. It contains an explanation of the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:10+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Information Security Laws or Privacy Laws – What is appropriate security?

Information security laws (many of which are also privacy laws) across the globe require you to secure the personal data that you process. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, the Data Protection Act in the United Kingdom, and the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:11+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) Summary

The Minimum Information Security Standards (or MISS) is a standard for the minimum information security measures that any institution must put in place for sensitive or classified information to protect national security. If you work with public service information resources, [...]

By | 2017-12-07T07:01:11+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Information Security Law|Tags: , , , |

Progress by the Information Regulator – Media Briefing

Michalsons attended the media briefing given by the Information Regulator in Cape Town on 13 February 2017. We were pleased to engage with this newly appointed, energetic and committed team. A few key points from their presentation follow: They have [...]

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