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.

In many instances entities use technologies which have the appropriate capabilities to provide the safeguards, however they are configured and often used in a manner which defeats these statutory obligations.

Privacy Online can provide technology audits which address the use of particular technologies and the configuration of the technologies to assist an entity in fulfilling its security safeguards obligation.

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  • 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