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Impact of POPIA on the advertising, media, and communications industry

In the era of digital marketing, it is extremely important for all of us to be taking steps to be more responsible with the data of the customers we serve. Here are a few things to think about, to help you understand and respond to the changes in the Protection of Personal Information Act.

South Africa's data protection law has real-life consequences

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is there to protect us because the misuse of personal information has real-life consequences. Take it seriously.

Implementation of POPIA delayed in South Africa

Eight days before the full commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Information Regulator (South Africa) kicked the can down the road even further citing technical glitches in its IT systems that resulted in the suspension of the portal registrations.

Kenya’s new personal data protection law will have an impact on researchers

Given Kenya's new personal data protection law, researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.

Facebook is looking to de-platform GovChat from WhatsApp

Eldrid Jordaan, founder, and CEO of South African citizen engagement platform, GovChat, has asked the Competition Tribunal to stop Facebook from de-platforming his company's access to the WhatsApp Business API.

Kenya's fight against the narcotics trade raises privacy concerns

Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.

Failure to disclose messages to Kenya's government could lead to a fine

In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.