Privacy by design: The cornerstone of addressing privacy risks

The privacy and protection of personal information have been front of mind for many organisations since the enactment of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”) in 2013 and its subsequent commencement in July 2020. 

Most organisations have been scrambling to become “POPIA compliant” within the short transitional period and have not had the time or inclination to “future-proof” new technology, processes, services, or products from a privacy perspective. That is, they have not been applying the ‘Privacy by Design’ concept to their business.