Over-thinking POPIA contains everything you ever wanted, or didn’t want, to know about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). It traces the origin of almost every word in POPIA and is packed with insights – some philosophical, some academic, some practical and some downright silly. Really, what does Dolly Parton know about contract management?
Just like the mighty octopus, this book has nine brains and eight arms, a frankly surprising level of intelligence, cunning disguises and loads of escape techniques. It shifts from meticulous comparative research to practical insight in seconds and covers every data privacy related topic imaginable – how to pronounce POPIA, what policies organisations should have, what reasonableness means, why consent is evil, when to apply for prior authorisation, how secure is secure enough, when is it okay to profile, where the word ‘spam’ came from, what Marié Kondo can teach us about records management and how hard it is to actually get fined R10 million (despite what all the legal professionals are saying).
This book will be useful (and hopefully amusing) to information officers, legal professionals, compliance officers, IT nerds, information governance geeks, regulators, professors and students.
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