About Privacy Online

Privacy Online has been founded by Mark Heyink and Stephan Potgieter with the aim of providing a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the protection of personal information in South Africa.

Mark is an attorney who has been at the forefront of the development of the Protection of Personal Information Act as well other electronic information related legislation and is also qualified and has extensive experience in the discipline of Information Security.

Stephan is a technologist who has qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional and holds a CIPP (US) and a CIPP (IT).

While well qualified to deal with most of the issues that will confront South African entities and individuals in addressing compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, other related legislation and good practices, Privacy Online will seek associations with trusted third parties who are able to provide expertise in disciplines and approaches that may be required to comply with relevant legislation. We will seek to provide clients with a choice of subject experts who may be engaged to address their requirements.

Resumés detailing the skills of Privacy Online professionals and trusted associates may be found at People and Associates

  • 13 September 2017 - 12:37:00
    In Government Gazette No. 41105 published on the 8th September 2017, the Information Regulator invited comment on the draft Regulations ...

  • 11 April 2017 - 10:02:00
    I was recently referred to an article entitled "Responding to Cybercrime at Scale: Operation Avalanche - A Case Study". The article is published by the Centre for Cyber and Homeland Security at the George Washington University and is authored by Robert Wainwright, a director of Europol and Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Centre for Cyber and Homeland Security.

    For anyone dealing with the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, this article provides some insight into the complexity of cybercrime and the profoundly different way in which the combatting of cybercrime needs to be addressed.