information security

POPI’s draft regulations have been published

They are simple and clear to understand. Don’t miss your opportunity to comment. Earlier this year, during a stakeholder briefing, South Africa’s Information Regulator chairperson promised to have draft Protection of Personal Information Act regulations out before the end of 2017.  She has kept her word: draft POPIA (the Information Regulator prefers this acronym) regulations were published on Friday 8 [...]

By | 11th September, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, IP Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the rationale behind it and why you should comment

The enacting of legislation undergoes a consultative process; the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (“PAJA”) provides that where an administrative action materially affects the rights of the public, the public must be consulted.  The principle behind public participation is that all the stakeholders affected by a piece of legislation have a right to be consulted and contribute [...]

By | 10th July, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

THE SASSA CONTROVERSY: ASPECTS RELATED TO THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Background The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is in hot water. If the matter is not handled properly – and quickly, it could result in millions of beneficiaries drowning in financial woes. SASSA’s current contract for the payment of social grants expires on 31 March 2017. Although unlikely, there is a chance that beneficiaries may not be [...]

The South African Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill, 2017…much better!

The Department of Justice published the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, 2017 yesterday. It is, at first glance, much better than the 2016 draft. Some, like financial institutions, may not think so though, because they now have additional obligations. The 2016 draft had some rather convoluted and onerous provisions. One example was Chapter 6 titled " Structures to Deal with Cyber [...]

By | 20th January, 2017|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law, Technology Law|