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Information governance
The Companies Act provides that a director must exercise powers and perform the functions required of and assigned to directors in good faith, for a proper purpose, in the best interests of the company and with the degree of skill, care and diligence that may be reasonably expected of a person carrying out the functions of a director and having the general, knowledge, skill and experience of that director...
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Information law
It is trite that companies must comply with all applicable laws and understand the context of the laws which may apply to it.
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Information security
Information security seeks to address “confidentiality” (ensuring that only authorised persons have access to information), “integrity” (ensuring that information is not maliciously or accidentally corrupted or amended) and “availability” (ensuring that information is available to those persons requiring the information as and when they may need it).
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Policy development
Policy is the glue cementing the appropriate use of information technologies and information by employees within an organisation.
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Protection of personal information reviews
With the imminent commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act all companies will need to review the manner in which they process information, and in particular personal information, in order to comply with the provisions of the Act and other related legislation.
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Protection of personal information technology audits
One of the key aspects of security safeguards required in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act is that reasonable technical measures to prevent loss of or damage to or unauthorised destruction of personal information and unlawful access to or processing of personal information may be prevented.
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Section 21 (responsible party and operator) agreements
In terms of Section 21 of the Protection of Personal Information Act a responsible party (the party who determines the purpose and means of processing of personal information) must conclude a written contract with an operator (the person who processes personal information for a responsible party) with the aim of ensuring that the operator processes the personal information in terms of a minimum information security safeguards that are statutorily required to be implemented in terms of Section 19 of the Protection of Personal Information Act.
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Training
Privacy Online provides the following training to assist entities in ensuring that the core competency in the processing of business and personal information may be developed and constantly improved.
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news
  • 08 August 2018 - 13:41:00
    On the 25th July 2018 as a result of announcements that were made by Facebook relating to its future revenues the market value of Facebook dropped by US$ 148 billion (or R1,95 trillion). This is almost half of South Africa’s total GDP in 2016.

    While there may be several reasons for the decline in Facebook’s revenue which led to the sell-off of shares, one of the three primary factors for the decrease in projected profitability of Facebook is the focus on privacy and security

  • 08 August 2018 - 13:36:00
    As I wrote in a previous article, South Africa according to the PWC Global economic crime and fraud survey of 2018 suffers the second highest number of cybercrimes of all the countries in the world. While I have no statistics to support this I would suggest that internet banking fraud must rank as one of the primary attack vectors for cybercriminals.

    The Ombudsman for Banking Services of South Africa (Ombud) reported that for the first time in 2017 internet banking fraud was the category of crime that was most prevalent of the disputes that the Ombud has been requested to deal with. No less than 1377 internet banking complaints were closed by the Ombud in 2017. It is clear that significantly more citizens are victims of internet banking fraud as not all of the matters have been referred to the Ombud.