Popi Act penalty
TEN years in prison or a R10 million fine.
Those are the possibilities faced by companies if they are not compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act which is due to be implemented next year.
On Wednesday, at the Eset IT Security Conference, held in Durban, speaker Drew van Vuuren, founder and director of iDatasec, said the act would give effect to the right to privacy.
Data leaks of personal information of either staff or customers will carry punitive measures for companies. |