Privacy, Governance, Compliance and Security

With huge datasets comes huge responsibility

South Africa, like many other countries, has introduced laws to account for the negligent behaviour seen historically as far as storing and transferring information by businesses is concerned. On 1 July 2021, with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) in full effect, penalties for breaches became imposable. POPI implementation within a business can be onerous and demanding. However, the threat of fines up to R10 million or prison sentences up to 10 years keep companies trying, against the odds, to comply.

Often, companies start with the most obvious areas of compliance, like ensuring consent to direct marketing and public availability of their PAIA manual. But there is a lot more to POPI than just this. While companies focus on the technical aspect, a culture of data privacy and security management, risk assessment and security architecture is what is needed to defend and protect sensitive data.

Implementation of POPI is comprehensive and spans multiple functional areas, from HR to finance and beyond. It is not merely a “front office” problem. Isolating the proper implementation of POPI to one or two areas exposes a company to risk of penalty.

To allow businesses to encompass and address government-defined limitations and regulations without spending valuable time and resources, we have employed a range of advanced machine-learning tools to view, compile and manage an organisation’s worth of outdated, current and future data into the compliant frames governed by the data protection and compliancy acts. These advanced technologies not only provide a microscope into the company but can decipher what needs to be protected and what can be stored and distributed freely.

 

Our data privacy governance solution has been designed to automatically and persistently discover, classify, understand, control, and protect sensitive data in a way that ensures compliance but also allows for business agility. Reducing the number of data silos in the business, we help eliminate points of friction and manual processing to reduce the risk of human error. This not only ensures improved governance and control, but lower costs.

Our solution helps organisations:

 

  • Build a trusted and comprehensive data foundation

  • Understand regulatory and business context of data

  • Break down silos between teams and processes

  • Understand your data and label it using AI powered technology

  • Leverage data as a differentiator to drive innovation and business value.

 

Technologiks Data Privacy and Security Framework

 

Based on the Informatica or OneTrust Data Privacy and Security Management Framework, we define and manage governance policies, locate and understand personal or sensitive data, map identities, and analyse risk to protect your data.