Just as you have a right to protect your company's privacy, so your employees have a right to privacy too. And since the President signed the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) last month, you now have a legal duty to protect your employees' information!
Here are the top 13 ways you can keep your employee's information safe and sound...
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You have a legal obligation to protect your employees' data and personal information. This is according to the Protection of Personal Information Act, or POPI. If you don't, you could spend 10 years in jail or pay a R10 million fine!
And while we're waiting for the President to confirm the effective date, you'll only have a year to make sure you're doing everything you can to make sure you're ... ››› more
According to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, as well as the Protection from Harassment Act, you're required to protect your employees' data and personal information.
In other words, you have to control the way you process all personal information. If you don't, it will lead to fines of much as R10 million or even imprisonment! So it's important for you to comply.
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We live in a day and age where data security is of the utmost importance. This is especially true because we live in a technological age where cybercrime ('hacking') is rife (It's one of the fastest growing types of crime in the world).
And, according to the Protection from Harassment Act as well as the Protection of Personal Information Act, you must protect your HR Data at all costs.
Let's... ››› more
By law, you have to protect your employees' personal information. This is required under the Protection from Harassment Act as well as the Protection of Personal Information POPI) Act.
Under these laws, you must be careful when processing your employees' information so as to protect it.
Failure to do so can see you paying fines of up to R10 million or even having to serve jail time!
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As reported on the Mail and Guardian, South Africa is very prone to cyber-attacks.
Not only is there effective 'requirement' for companies to make known breaches within systems, but there are also no real paths for victims to follow in pursuing these crimes.
Overall, the economy could be at risk.
In today's age of technology, cyber-crimes are a reality which must be dealt with seriously... ››› more
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, which was signed into law on 27th November 2013, and whose effective date is yet to be determined, is intended to protect personal information and, in so doing, enable South African companies to do business overseas in accordance with global data laws - which will in turn have a very positive spin-off effect.
But, according to some experts, it ... ››› more
POPI is the Protection of Personal Information Act and it's now officially law. But government is yet to publish a date on which it will become effective.
It seeks to regulate the 'processing' of all personal information such as the collecting, storage and disposal of personal information.
Once it is effective, you will have one year to comply with it and three years if the Minister extends... ››› more
When it comes to processing your employees' personal information, you could be stepping on a minesfield if you don't know the regulations in the field.
There are several ways of dealing with personal information while complying with the Protection of Personal information Act and, in most cases, it involves a two ways communication between employer and employees, together with written approval o... ››› more
Employees are protected by several acts and amendments. One of the acts refers to the processing of personal data of your employees. As an employer, you have to make sure you don't risk any finea from the DoL inspection on this subject!
POPI: The Protection of Personal information Act and how it refers to your employees
If you don't comply with POPI, you could receive a fine of up to R10 mil... ››› more
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