South African Information Regulator

Total 6 Posts

Garmin hacked and customer credit card details stolen

Garmin notified its South African customers that their data personal data was compromised as a result of an alleged hacking incident. Apparently around 6,700 customers' personal data and credit card details were stolen as a result.

Advocate Tlakula to serve at the UN

Advocate Pansy Tlakula has been elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). She will still continue to work as the chairperson of the Information Regulator (South Africa).

Viewfines data leak investigation closed

Information Regulator (South Africa) has concluded investigation into the Viewfines data leak which saw 1 million personal records of South Africans leaked online.

South Africans worried about privacy

South African consumers aren't confident that organisations always use their information lawfully and for agreed purposes.

Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on

Facebook's letter to South Africa's Information Regulator

Information Regulator (South Africa) 316 Thabo Sehume Street Pretoria For the attention of: Adv. P Tlakula 18 April 2018 Dear Adv. P Tlakula RE: Reported misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica I am writing on behalf of Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook Ireland”). Representatives of Facebook South Africa passed