Protection of Personal Information Act

Total 15 Posts

South Africa's notable data breaches and data leaks in the past half-decade

For the past 5 years, South Africa has experienced some notable and rather concerning data breaches and leaks. More concerning is also that none of the businesses or organizations have been officially investigated or suffered any punishment.

South Africa's Momentum Metropolitan has been hacked

Momentum Metropolitan, a South African financial services company, has stated that it suffered a cyberattack on 13 August 2020. According to the company, only a "portion of data" from one of its subsidiaries was accessed.

Understanding South Africa's cyber laws

You can also listen to the podcast on: Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Youโ€™ll often hear it being mentioned that South Africa has one of the best constitutions in the world. We could even go further and argue that this excellence in legal matters also extends into the countryโ€™

(Un)acceptable use of free Internet access data allocated to students

Does the South African government's allocation of mobile data to students (for accessing the Internet) justify monitoring activities occurring on students' devices during the COVID-19 lockdown?

The intersection between cybercrime laws and data protection laws in South Africa

The coherence of cybersecurity and data protection laws in the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are of premium importance in that methods to overcome security systems as well as the compromising of personal information in South Africa.

Getting investment for your startup ๐Ÿš€

New podcast episodes are now available on iAfrikan Radio. Our featured podcast is an episode of the iAfrikan BYTES podcast in which Fabian Whate, Head of Naspers Foundry, explains what they do and their startup investment criteria.

South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act will come into effect soon

As announced in the statement issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa's office, sections 2 to 38; sections 55 to 109; section 111; and section 114 (1), (2), and (3) of the Protection of Personal Information Act shall all commence on 1 July 2020.