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Amenda Makhetha explains how Facebook's letter to South Africa's Information Regulator raises some issues

It has emerged that after it was revealed that some South Africans could have possibly been victims of Cambridge Analytica harvesting Facebook users' data, South Africa's Information Regulator sent a letter to Facebook Africa's head office in Johannesburg requesting clarity. Several days after receiving the letter, Facebook responded to South

There is no insurance for data breaches

Whilst many IT (Information Technology) security providers choose scare tactics to force companies to rip and replace their existing systems to safeguard company data, a number of small business insurers are offering cover to transfer the risk of any security breach. Both approaches are highly questionable. There is definitely no

Facebook should anticipate further class actionย lawsuits around the world

Facebookโ€™s privacy problems suffered a major setback in a US Federal Court this week. Judge James Donato of the Northern District federal court in San Francisco allowed a class action brought by Facebook users in Illinois to go ahead. The case was brought by Nimesh Patel and others representing

10 easy steps all organisations should follow to implement GDPR

Data protection law hasnโ€™t undergone a significant update since the EU brought in legislation in 1995 โ€“ just six years after the birth of the World Wide Web. But GDPR is about to shake things up. Now, 23 years later, the new law โ€“ known as the General Data Protection Regulation

Afrikan companies need to get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

A new data privacy and protection framework called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union on 25 May this year โ€“ and it will change the game for Afrikan businesses, too. If your business based in Afrika handles personal data about European residents and