ARTICLES POPI - Archive 2020

AVOIDING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – 6 November 2020

It is indeed the large proverbial elephant that must be served and digested before 1 June 2021, but it is relatively easily achievable if the business management has the right mindset, a healthy POPI appetite…

COMPLYING WITH POPIA IS A BIG BUSINESS WORRY ONLY – 3 November 2020

POPI in the most simple terms sets out ways in which businesses must deal with the personal information that they hold. This includes personal details of their employees, as well as the personal details of their customers, clients and service providers, whether the customers and clients are individuals or other businesses/entities…

POPI AND PRIVACY PROTECTION – 3 July 2020

What POPI is about. Personal information being gathered and what it is used for and how and when it is discarded after it has been used, and ensuring it was used for a legitimate purpose. (Personal information in this context is specifically what is referred as “identifiable” information, in other words a telephone number with a name, an ID number with a name/address.)…

POPI IS FOR BIG BUSINESSES TO WORRY ABOUT – 3 November 2020

Consulting with business owners who, when considering their compliance responsibilities, react thereto in love-hate terms. On the one hand, there is a positive response where compliance is constructively applied to the business’ own day-to-day running procedures and management. On the other hand, it appears less rosy where it is presented as a must-do red tape exercise, with a threat of financially damaging penalties for non-compliance imposed by government…