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For three consecutive years we, iAfrikan, have broken stories about major data breaches and leaks across Afrika. Some, we've reported on publicly, while others were too sensitive and we simply notified the relevant authorities without publicly reporting on them. These include in 2016, the data leak of Kenya's KCB Bank
South Africa's Information Regulator, the office tasked with handling all matters relating to data collection and privacy as per the country's Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), is under pressure to take action with regards to South Africa's largest ever personal data leak. This comes after the Right2Know Campaign (R2K)
Happy New Year! With 2017 coming to end, and this being the first day of 2018, we thought we would reflect back on our most popular articles during 2017. The criteria used is simple, these are our most read articles or most listened podcasts that were published in 2017. We
In what is arguably South Africa's largest-ever data leak involving the personal records of 60,323,827 South Africans (alive or dead) being made available publicly online, more questions have been raised as it has also been revealed that 19% of the records in the dataset are those of children.
One of South Africa's largest credit bureaux, TransUnion, has issued a statement and sent an e-mail to some of its customers saying that "Your information is safe with us." This follows last week's large data leak in South Africa which saw 60,323,827 unique personal records with
The massive personal data breach last week, attributed to estate agency – Aida – is confirmation that South Africa is in desperate need for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to be fully implemented. For those of you who don’t know, only a few sections of POPIA have been signed