30 November 2020 TMT Sector Alert

The achilles heel in POPI compliance: Third-party interactions

When considering POPIA compliance and data protection strategy, it is imperative that your business has catered for third-party information sharing and the associated risks. 

Has your business considered the risks presented by third-parties and sub-contractors whom you allow access to your HR data? Who retains the ultimate responsibility in relation to data shared with or collected from third parties? Are the third parties you engage with POPIA compliant? How do you mitigate these risks given that the achilles heel in your compliance program may be coming from an ‘unseen’ third party risk?

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