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HERE’S WHY SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYERS SCREEN YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Managed Integrity Evaluation’s (MIE) latest annual Background Screening index gives a look at what companies are looking at to decide on a potential candidate’s suitability. Criminal checks are still the most requested checks by employers, yet increasingly, social media information requests are one area where companies are becoming more careful. According to the MIE annual […]


POPIA: REGISTRATION OF INFORMATION OFFICERS AND DEPUTY INFORMATION OFFICERS

On April 1, 2021, South Africa’s Information Regulator published a Guidance Note for the registration of Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers. The registration process will begin on May 1, 2021, and all parties are encouraged to use the online registration process instead of the manual process. Once registered, the contact details of all IOs […]


GETTING COMPLIANT WITH THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT (POPIA)

By now, most South African organizations are aware that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) 4 of 2013 requires all businesses that process personal information of persons to comply with the Act’s eight conditions for lawful processing by July 1, 2021. How do you become compliant? KISCH IP will publish a series of articles […]


GUIDELINES TO DEVELOP CODES OF CONDUCT ISSUED BY THE INFORMATION REGULATOR

With the deadline for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 fast approaching, organizations in South Africa will need to be compliant by July 1, 2021. To assist with achieving compliance, chapter 7 of POPIA provides a framework for developing and publishing codes of conduct. The Information Regulator has recently published the […]


THE POWER CONSENT: THE LYNCHPIN OF PoPIA?

The approach of the enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has left many uncertain about the boundaries of consent. To avoid substantial penalties, organizations must have consent for all data that they hold.  Learn how the Impressions Signatures PoPIA Campaign seeks to provide clear and relevant information about the requirements and obligations […]


POPIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER

With the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 deadline coming on July 1, 2021, many organizations are starting to feel the pressure of compliance with the PoPIA. A good starting point in any compliance journey is the appointment of an Information Officer for your organization. What are the responsibilities and liabilities of the Information Officer? […]


PoPIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE INFORMATION OFFICER

With the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 deadline coming on July 1, 2021, many organizations are starting to feel the mounting pressure of becoming compliant with PoPIA. A good starting point in any PoPIA compliance journey is the appointment of an Information Officer for your organization. What are the responsibilities and liabilities of the […]


PoPI ACT COMPLIANCE REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has compelled organizations to take a closer look at their data management in terms of how it is stored, what data is stored, and for how long it should be stored. The Act has also pushed organizations towards more effective data backup and recovery, with businesses putting […]


FALSE JOB CREDENTIALS A FREQUENT REALITY

In South Africa, lost jobs due to COVID-19 may mean that job applicants may attempt to deceive prospective employers in order to improve their chances of being offered a job. What are the types of deceptions that job applicants attempt, and what must employers do to protect themselves? Read more


EMPLOYERS CAN ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH POPIA QUICKLY AND EASILY

A new toolkit for employers is available to help them to ensure compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The toolkit assists with appointing an Information Officer and Deputy Information Officer/s with the Information Regulator; complying with the duties imposed on the Information Officer; updating manuals in terms of the Promotion of Access […]




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