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Massive data breach in SA – did Experian do enough?

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In mid-August 2020, approximately 23.4 million South Africans' personal information was compromised. The data breach was announced by Experian South Africa on 19 August 2020. Correctly, Experian issued a notification to the Information Regulator, but is this enough? Experian stated that 'no consumer credit or consumer financial information was obtained', but what information was then the subject of the breach?

‘Coronacriminals’ using phishing attacks

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Let us not doubt the fact that cybercriminals are looking to exploit the spread of Coronavirus to conduct cyberattacks and drive hacking campaigns.

POPIA finally comes into effect 1 April 2020

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POPIA, the Protection of Personal Information Act, is to come into full effect this year, on 1 April 2020.

Jail time for cartel conduct?

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The amendments to the Competition Act, 1998, which introduce criminal liability for cartel conduct, came into effect on 1 May 2016.

The importance of a data breach plan

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South Africans have read about, and many have unfortunately experienced, significant data breaches this year already. Even the Presidency’s website was targeted in July 2018.

Facebook data breach impacts personal information and business in SA!

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The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date. The data was collected through an application accessed by Facebook users in terms of which these users agreed to have their data collected for academic use. What was also collected by the application was information from the Facebook users’ friends.

Navigating a dawn raid!

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The Competition Commission has conducted a significant number of dawn raids. From the beginning of 2017, the Commission has raided 47 companies and 53 premises in total. 

Home Affairs, State Security and your Identity

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For any country, it is important that Government has systems in place. For every person, the state needs to know, amongst other things, name,...

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