The sections that will commence on Wednesday, 1 July include the conditions for processing personal information, procedures for dealing with complaints and provisions regulating direct marketing by means of unsolicited electronic communication.

Sections two to 38, 55 to 109, 111 and 114 (1), (2) and (3) shall commence on Wednedsay, 1 July and Sections 110 and 114 (4) will commence on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

According to legislation, businesses are required to manage the complete destruction of all data when IT assets reach end-of-life. Xperien has partnered with Blancco to help clients comply with the growing number of data protection regulations and standards.

Xperien CEO Wale Arewa says businesses that process personal information must ensure that it is done in a lawful way. "The POPI Act is designed to protect personal information, especially in the case of data breaches and data theft."

"Compliance is fast becoming a competitive advantage. Customers don't want to be put at risk, data breaches and issues related to regulatory compliance, associated costs and loss of reputation will have dire consequences for businesses that suffer data breaches," he adds.

As a specialist in data erasure and diagnostics, Blancco focuses on aspects of data compliance and cybersecurity that companies of all sizes need to take into consideration.

Blancco aims to provides thousands of businesses with an absolute line of defence against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.

"Within one year after the commencement of the Act, all forms of processing of personal information must be done in accordance with the Act. This will ensure that companies have adequate security measures when dealing with your private information," Arewa concludes.

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