What is POPIA?
The mandate of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA, formerly known as PoPI) is to regulate the processing of personal information. With this Act, data breaches need to be reported by law. Organizations need to develop a clear data protection plan to build trust with customers, drive business growth, and avoid costly penalties. The Act came in to force on July 1, 2020.
Why Should Organizations Comply with POPIA?
Obey Legal Obligation
Avoid Substantial Penalties Up
Create A Culture of Security
Limit Reputational Damage
Prevent Client Loss
Proactively delete old data after a reasonable time
Under POPIA, personal information collected and retained by organizations is subject to deletion. It can be difficult to guarantee all personal data is deleted if it has been exported to files outside the central database. The metadata that Fortra Data Classification Suite (DCS) applies to files helps enable your organization to locate files that should be deleted for compliance purposes, no matter where they are stored.