The Protection of Personal Information Act 2013, (“POPIA”) dealing with data protection came into force on 1 July 2020 with companies required to be fully compliant by 1 July 2021.
Many organisations are still coming to terms with the implications for their business and are feeling the mounting pressure of meeting the deadline of 1 July 2021.
Compounding the dilemma for Executive leadership and management is the dramatic increase globally in cybercrime with phishing attempts and ransom attacks increasing exponentially since March 2020.
According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (“SABRIC”), South Africa has the third-highest number of cyber crime victims worldwide, resulting in financial losses of R2billion annually from cyber attacks.
SACANCHAM, in partnership with our colleagues at the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to join us on a webinar on Thursday 18th March at 5pm CAT and 11:00 – 12.15 ET / 08:00 – 09:15 PT when our panel of experts which include a lawyer specialising in the field of data privacy and a specialist in digital forensic investigations and trend analysis who advises banks and other organisations across various sectors.
Full details of the event including the program and registration button can be accessed via the link included below. Once you have registered, you will receive dial-in details directly from Garreth Bloor at The Canada-Africa-Chamber of Business.
Click here to view program and register: https://canadaafrica.ca/blogs/events/ict-in-south-africa-understanding-the-regulatory-environment
Remember, as a SACANCHAM partner, you are entitled to extend this invitation to your colleagues and within your business networks up to a maximum of six additional participants. I am looking forward to joining you as we unpack the key issues in gaining a better understanding of the regulatory environment of POPIA and risk mitigation techniques to protect our business against cyber attacks.