The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

Why you need to start taking data protection seriously - and how ESET can help

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Are you POPIA-compliant?

As of 1 December 2016, the Information Regulator has been established by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). POPIA gives the Information Regulator considerable authority – it has extensive powers to investigate and fine responsible parties.

POPIA applies to almost all organisations across every industry and sector of society, and the consequences for non-compliance are significant (fines up to R10 million or jail sentence up to 10 years). If it affects you, you will need to start to thinking about compliance now. This site is designed to help you understand the POPI Act, quantify the requirements, and offer solutions.

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How prepared are you for the GDPR?

As the deadline approaches for compliance with the GDPR, you’ll need to know how much progress you�re making towards meeting the new requirements. That’s why we’ve created this customized compliance check, which lets you examine your data protection preparations, and highlight areas that will require more attention. It’s free to take, and will result in a free, detailed report, customized to your business.

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ESET Southern Africa and privacy experts Michalsons, have produced this guide to examine how the new POPI Act will affect you.

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