Friday, September 30, 2005
Hopefully our own Law Commission will consider the above when drafting South Africa's own Data Protection legislation.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
The following topics were discussed:
- How to value your Information Assets – A paradigm shift from Information Security to Information Risk Management;
- Policies, procedures and tools to successfully implement Password Management;
- Identity Management; and
- A Vulnerability demo taken from the Certified Ethical Hacking course
An interesting question came up during the session : "can one say that there is such a thing as ethical hacking; the law does not differentiate between hacking (malicious intend) and ethical hacking..." - What do you think...
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
E-billing adoption rates are improving steadily as more billers offer electronic document delivery, and more consumers take up these options. But there is always room to encourage the numbers through targeted initiatives aimed at pushing the adoption of e-billing faster and higher.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
According to a recent government gazette, all (excluding a few 'long-term' exceptions) private bodies are exempted from submitting the manual until at least 31 December 2005. The gazette announcement also grants long-term exemptions to private bodies and private companies until 31 December 2011. The long-term exception is only applicable to privte bodies that do not exceed the turnover amounts specified per industry or where the total number of employees do not exceed 50 employees, irrespective of turnover.
Although left to the very last minute, it is definitely a welcomed extension for smaller private bodies that does not need to spend thousands of rands to get their manual drafted and submitted. The only concern we have is - why establish legislation to deal with the Right of Access to Information and then differentiate between entities based on revenue or employees? A Right is a Right is a Right and should be applicable to every single private and public body in South Africa.