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IT’S THE LAW (04/13/2021)

July 1, 2021 concludes the one-year grace period given for businesses to comply with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).  Legal firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has published a POPIA compliance checklist to aid businesses in understanding where they need to be POPIA compliant.

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New “Check in Scotland” COVID19 app raises privacy concerns

April 13, 2021

The Scottish government has introduced a new check-in app to collect details of people as they visit businesses and other venues, including pubs, restaurants, hair salons and houses of worship. By law, the government specifies that this data must be kept for 21 days, and then must be destroyed or deleted. This is designed to work in concert with the country's health service's "NHS Scotland Test and Protect" initiative to test, trace and isolate from people who have the virus. The concern is that the new check in data will capture intrusive data about individual habits and locations that will be stored in a centralized database.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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