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When is the POPIA deadline in South Africa?

We guestimate that the POPIA deadline will be on about 1 December 2021. Many people want to know when the POPIA deadline is so that they can plan what action to take when. We get asked all the time. No [...]

By |2019-07-15T20:26:53+02:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Is the ICO being too harsh with its GDPR fines?

This week, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued two intentions to fine organisations for breaches of the GDPR. It has not issued these GDPR fines yet, and both organisations still have an opportunity to respond to the intention with [...]

By |2019-07-12T17:09:32+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

How much does data protection compliance cost?

Now there is a good question. Many people ask us how much does data protection compliance (or more specifically GDPR compliance or POPIA compliance) cost. I'm afraid there is no simple answer but I can give you some guidance to [...]

By |2019-04-25T13:27:27+02:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

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 |2019-03-18T22:01:20+02:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Information Regulator in South Africa

The Information Regulator is a new regulator that has been created by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act). POPI gives the Information Regulator teeth - it has extensive powers to investigate and fine responsible parties. Data subjects will be [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:38:32+02:00March 3rd, 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 |2019-03-06T18:28:57+02:00January 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+02:00December 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 |2019-06-27T09:22:01+02:00July 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 |2019-06-27T09:42:13+02:00May 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+02:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |