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Rapid POPI Act Compliance and Rollout. Know Your Requirements

The Protection of Personal Information Act - POPI Act - is applicable to all businesses and public entities. Mitigate your enforcement risk and avoid steep penalties. Follow quick, simple steps to compliance.

Learn how to register as an Information Officer, and solve the pesky problem of data subject access rights. How do you satisfy the deletion requests? What about best practices and tools?

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Mitigate your risks. Manage your privacy governance.

In the new age where everything is connected, consumers are looking to protect their privacy and prevent cyber criminals from access their personal information. With this book, you can find ways to comply with the new POPI Act, use it as a competitive advantage, and learn how to de-risk your business from cyber bandits.

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What will you learn from the book?

  • Who should register as Information Officer
  • Should you spend money on compliance or pay the penalties?
  • If consumer data is your product, should you rethink your new future?
  • What tools are available for the POPI Act Compliance?
  • Should you fully automate your POPI Act Compliance?

Who should read this book?

  • This book is for that executive who explores opportunities to add value as part of the POPI Act compliance.

  • This book is for the new Information Officer and Deputy Information Officer, who is trying to establish an effective POPI Program.

  • This book is for the Chief Marketing Officer, who is rethinking digital marketing in light of new privacy laws.

  • This book is for the CFO, who is trying to balance priorities and budgets.

  • This book is about helping those compliance managers and project coordinators that are required to deliver POPI Act compliance on a budget, and mitigate risks.

What readers say

The POPI Act compliance deadlines are approaching fast, and this has created a real panicking situation among entities and compliance teams. In many firms quite a lot of work is yet to be done, in terms of implementing compliance teams, improving security standards & frameworks, reviewing policies for data collection & handling, and many more.

January 30, 2021

If you are looking for practical and understandable advice on POPI compliance, this book is a great resource. You won't be bogged down in legal-speak or overwhelmed with unattainable goals. Compliance with a new law is overwhelming and even deciding on a place to start can present a challenge.

February 4, 2021

About the Authors

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DV Dronamraju

DV Dronamraju is on a mission to free the world of data breaches. DV has been developing security products for over 2 decades. He worked extensively with technology titans including Intel, Samsung, AT&T, Cisco, HP, NEC, Nokia, IBM, Freescale (now NXP), NTT Data, and Ericsson among others. His expertise spans security, networking, cloud, and data centers.

DV is the founder of InfoSecEnforcer. He is a startup advisor. And, he writes code. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter. His favorite pastime is making pink cupcakes with his daughter.

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S’busiso Xulu

S’busiso Xulu is the serial entrepreneur with extensive expertise in risk management, cybersecurity, business intelligence, and crime research. He dedicated 26 years to improve cybersecurity in South Africa. He was instrumental in high-profile cyber forensics investigations. He was involved in crime projects such as the EU/SAPS Program.

S’bu honed his skills in community-driven crime prevention with Yorkshire Police Department and Space Program through the City of Durban and the City of Leeds. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Witwatersrand, and a University Higher Certificate in business and organization psychology from the University of Liverpool.

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Carl Heinz Uys

Carl Heinz Uys’s is on a mission to safeguard Cyber Space in South Africa. Carl is an experienced security practitioner for over 13 years and has championed cyber-security in both public and private sectors. Some of his projects include, project uNembeza - a KwaZuluNatal initiative, the 2014 National South African elections, and the Damelin program.

Carl is the co-founder of Bowline Security. He lives in Durban with his family. When Uys is not spending time with his family, he champions youth, community, and business programs to promote socio-economic development, justice, and Christian based life skills.

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Gavin John McLachlan

Gavin John McLachlan is a practicing attorney since 1981 and a partner at Randles Attorneys. He works tirelessly in the areas of cyber-law and cybersecurity. He was involved in the drafting of the POPI Act, the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill, and the eDeeds Registries Amendment Bill.

Gavin was the chair of the e-law & IT committees of the Law Society of South Africa, and was vice president at the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society. He is a trustee of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town, and a member of the Internet Governance Workgroup at the Department of Posts and Telecommunications.


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