The Information Regulator took an unprecedented step against the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD). An eye-watering administrative fine of R5 million was slapped on the DoJ&CD, following their failure to comply with a crucial Enforcement Notice issued two months prior on May 9, 2023.
Join us In this episode of iAfrikan Bytes as we unravel the heart of the matter - a trail of contraventions leading back to various sections of the revered Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). We'll break down the specifics of the Enforcement Notice, which demanded the immediate renewal of critical licenses, including the Trend Anti-Virus, SIEM, and Intrusion Detection System - a trio that holds the key to the department's digital fortifications
In this gripping episode, we'll delve into the ramifications of the DoJ&CD's actions - or inactions - and the consequences that followed. With the right to appeal the Enforcement Notice, why did the department abstain from exercising this crucial option? How will this hefty fine impact their future operations?