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To post or not to post? When is privacy violated?

21 March 2022

Your neighbour has been piling heaps of rubbish on his sidewalk. You’ve raised the issue with him but to no... avail. Now you’ve taken photos of the mess and want to post them on Facebook to try and get other neighbours to also put pressure on him to clean up the mess. However, you pause and wonder about whether you can post the photos and identify your neighbour. Is it an invasion of privacy, or in the public interest?

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Data breaches in terms of POPIA: what you need to know

16 April 2021

Our consultancy business has quite a diverse client base. Over the weekend, the laptop of one of our employees was... stolen. The laptop contains personal information of our clients and it appears that it was not password protected making the data accessible. Will this be a data breach in terms of POPIA, and if so, what are we required to do?

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POPIA deadline looming and regulations about to take effect

16 April 2021

I own a local store making custom items for our clients. Because of the nature of some of the client... requests I have to use other suppliers and have to share basic information about my clients with them. I am aware of POPIA and I understand that we need to comply including to new regulations that I understand have been issued. My question is to what extent and by when will I need to meet all these requirements?

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Can your ex-spouse circulate your private information?

10 November 2020

My ex-husband still has access to our shared cloud account. Unbeknown to me this meant he could see all my... back-ups of messages, photos and other personal information. Our divorce did not end well and he is now sharing private and personal information of me with third parties to embarrass me and to try and portray me as a bad parent. What can I do to stop him?

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Consent and POPIA: what you should know

12 October 2020

In my business I receive and store personal information of my clientele. I have a sign-up form for my new... clients and was wondering whether I would be compliant with POPIA if I include a consent to process their information once-off in this form. Will this be sufficient for POPIA?

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Data intensive businesses and POPIA

11 September 2020

My business processes and stores quite a large amount of information relating to our clients. We are well aware of... POPIA that has now come into effect and have been putting basic processes in place. However, I remain concerned that we are not doing enough/underestimating our obligations. What should I be preparing for?

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