South African Information Regulator

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Information Regulator of South Africa shares information on Experian data breach

To get to the bottom of the events leading up to the public disclosure of the Experian South Africa data breach, iAfrikan spoke to the Office of the Information Regulator of South Africa.

Understanding South Africa's cyber laws

You can also listen to the podcast on: Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. You’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 country’

Garmin hacked and customer credit card details stolen

Garmin notified its South African customers that their data personal data was compromised as a result of an alleged hacking incident. Apparently around 6,700 customers' personal data and credit card details were stolen as a result.

Advocate Tlakula to serve at the UN

Advocate Pansy Tlakula has been elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). She will still continue to work as the chairperson of the Information Regulator (South Africa).

Viewfines data leak investigation closed

Information Regulator (South Africa) has concluded investigation into the Viewfines data leak which saw 1 million personal records of South Africans leaked online.

South Africans worried about privacy

South African consumers aren't confident that organisations always use their information lawfully and for agreed purposes.

Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on