Category : Protection of Personal Information
Privacy and security will become top of mind
Globally, the Sony Pictures hack in late 2014 sent shock-waves across the globe.
Closer to home, Wapa has said that the Protection of Personal Information (Popi) Act will begin to affect South African businesses in 2015.
Popi plans to bring SA up-to-date with global data protection laws and boost citizens’ constitutional right to privacy.
Popi further provides guidelines on what data can be obtained from organisations and how that data can be used.
“There is no better time to design and build systems that have security and consumer privacy as core tenets rather than afterthoughts,” said Wapa.
“This is especially relevant to public internet access points such as Wi-Fi hotspots, where a combination of poor security, multiple devices, and consumers on the go could lead to some unfortunate consequences,” added Wapa.