Data Protection & Corporate Governance Compliance Acts in South Africa
Compliance & Legalities around business Data Protection in South Africa
Protecting data correctly and effectively is a paramount business continuity imperative. Not only do organizations with ineffective data protection strategies face the immediate costs and productivity interruption of data loss, they leave themselves vulnerable to data theft, unauthorised access to confidential files and are liable for legal penalties and criminal consequences due to failed corporate governance compliance.
Responsibility for protection of data cannot be left as IT’s problem- stewardship and buy-in is required at an executive level to avoid negligence, prevent reputational damage and to implement a solution that addresses areas of vulnerability.