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Privacy-Online • Policy development

Policy development

Policy is the glue cementing the appropriate use of information technologies and information by employees within an organisation.

If policy is not developed properly it is unlikely that, even if the information and communications technologies employed by an entity are designed with security and privacy in mind, the statutory requirements of information governance and the protection of business and personal information will be achieved.

Privacy Online can assist entities in the development of policy, supported by appropriate procedures and standards, which can easily be translated into workable, audience-focused training for employees within an entity from the directors through to the most junior users of the entity’s information and communications technology and the processing of its information.

  • 09 October 2018 - 12:11:00
    The 28th September 2018 saw the world celebrate “Right2Know” day. The Information Regulator (Regulator) is to be congratulated on organising a conference to mark the celebration. Several speakers eloquently emphasised the importance of access to information in an open democracy as well as the enforcement of sanctions against those who do not comply with their obligations. The importance of the handing over of the Regulation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to the Information Regulator was also addressed as the South Human Rights Commission has never enjoyed the enforcement powers granted to the Regulator.

  • 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