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GDPR versus the Australian Privacy Act

Oct 22, 2018 4:24:02 AM

 The overview below is a comparison between the key changes in GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) and the Australian Privacy Act 1988. The aim of this comparison is to give you insight in the differences, and prepare you for what may be coming when the Australian privacy regulations are improved and brought up to the level of the European Union regulations.


GDPR and POPIA: Data use

Oct 19, 2018 10:52:36 AM

Reading Time: 4 min 8 sec

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In the fifth blog in our series, we look at the real reason for the existence of GDPR and POPIA: how we use data. This is where it gets really serious. Here is what we'll discuss:


GDPR and POPIA: Data analysis

Oct 11, 2018 9:47:40 AM

Reading Time: 4 min 10 sec

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It is official: we can't leave it all to the robots.  The fourth article of our series on GDPR and POPIA is all about data analysis and automated decisions. Read on:


GDPR and POPIA: Data maintenance

Oct 3, 2018 7:16:10 AM

Reading time: 04 min 27 sec

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In the third installment of our series on GDPR and POPIA, we will discover a difficult truth.  We may love them, but all of our data subjects are high maintenance. Here is what we’ll cover:


GDPR and POPIA: Acquisition and data entry

Sep 26, 2018 6:40:39 AM

Reading time: 4 min 38 sec

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In this second article of the series on GDPR and POPIA, we will learn about good data habits.  Legal compliance, in this case, is mostly just that: practical ways to respect people and their data. Read on:


Does GDPR Compliance equal POPIA Compliance?

Sep 19, 2018 5:46:39 AM

Reading Time: 4 min 28 sec

Do you know the difference between GDPR, POPIA, and dating? We have created a series of nine articles to help you wade through the complexity of at least two of those topics.

In this article, you will learn what the series is about and whether GDPR compliance is equal to POPIA compliance. Let’s get started:


Approaching HCM data in the shadow of GDPR

Jul 11, 2018 1:09:40 PM

After my last piece about data removal, I’ve had a lot of conversations about HCM data removal, and so I decided to delve a little deeper into HCM data and what the GDPR may mean there.

Current, previous and potential future employee data is a really interesting area for data privacy.


Welcoming in the GDPR

May 25, 2018 12:30:00 AM

The end of the world as we know it...or not

So, I woke up this morning and still had two arms and legs, and a desperate need for a coffee. The world didn’t end (or if it did, you wouldn’t be reading this anyway so a small factual inaccuracy won’t matter). Things have changed – but I think it’s been a gradual shift of mindset and prioritisation of data privacy and all that surrounds it. With any gradual change, you have to take a step back to actually see how much things have changed.


Proactive removal of data - now and forever more

Apr 20, 2018 5:53:17 AM



The here and now

Time flies when you’re having fun! Since we started out on our little GDPR journey, developing software and services to help customers with some of the requirements, the data privacy landscape has changed immeasurably. At the beginning everyone questioned whether it could really go ahead in that form; business leaders and politicians complained that it was too harsh and would damage the economy. But as we draw close to the end of the sunset period there are almost daily reminders in the news about why GDPR is very much needed.


What does GDPR mean for global companies?

Mar 6, 2018 1:31:14 PM

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2018, more than 50 percent of companies affected by GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) will not be in full compliance with its requirements. Having been contacted recently by a number of global clients about GDPR, I’ve realized that there’s still a misconception that GDPR only applies to companies based in the UK or Europe.