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In the era of digital marketing, it is extremely important for all of us to be taking steps to be more responsible with the data of the customers we serve. Here are a few things to think about, to help you understand and respond to the changes in the Protection of Personal Information Act.
South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is there to protect us because the misuse of personal information has real-life consequences. Take it seriously.
Eight days before the full commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Information Regulator (South Africa) kicked the can down the road even further citing technical glitches in its IT systems that resulted in the suspension of the portal registrations.
Given Kenya's new personal data protection law, researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.
Eldrid Jordaan, founder, and CEO of South African citizen engagement platform, GovChat, has asked the Competition Tribunal to stop Facebook from de-platforming his company's access to the WhatsApp Business API.
Kenya's National Intelligence Services has proposed changes to the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill that will require landlords to keep a tenants registry. It is said this is to fight illegal drug trading in Kenya but the changes raise several privacy concerns.
In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.