South Africa’s data privacy regulation came into force on 1 July 2020, and IronTree has since entered a partnership with POPIA365, a service that assists organisations to manage their compliance with the regulation.
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is SA’s equivalent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), designed to protect people’s personal information and ensure that the holders of the information only process it according to the permissions granted to them by the person whose information it is.
POPIA365 is a comprehensive tool for demonstrating compliance with this regulation, mapping personal and sensitive personal information, providing governance and communication to all stakeholders, managing data protection impact assessments and subject access requests, and reporting data breaches.
12 months to comply
Organisations have 12 months to comply with the data privacy regulation, which can be difficult to understand and expensive to implement without the use of guiding technology.
Knowing which systems need to be altered or implemented can be a complex task that requires knowledge of the regulation. Also, complying with the regulation isn’t a one-off task – it requires frequent reviewing to ensure organisations remain compliant.
POPIA365 is a cloud-based service, designed to make the ongoing compliance process as easy as possible for all organisations.
CEO of IronTree, David Lees, says, “IronTree uses POPIA365 to manage its own ongoing compliance programme, so we’re confident about offering the service to our clients and resellers.”
The service will be available from October 2020.
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