ICT in South Africa: Understanding the Regulatory Environment

Presentations and discussions covered the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Cyber Security Bill (soon to be an Act of Parliament) and a proposed Software Tax. These areas of regulation are crucial for ICT companies; an understanding of the regulatory environment is invaluable. Thank you to our expert speakers and the Trade Commissioner Service.

PROGRAM

Welcome: by High Commissioner Chris Cooter 

Rosalind Lake , Director, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa 

Rosalind discussed key provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act and its impact on Canadian businesses operating in or investing into South Africa. Unusually South Africa’s data privacy law also protects personal data of corporate entities which changes the risk profile of compliance with data privacy laws. Rosalind focused on some key developments in the ICT space in South Africa, also outlining the legislative process and public participation mechanisms for legislation still underway. 

Danny MyburghManaging Director, Cyanre: The Digital Forensic Lab

Chris Myburgh focused on the top cyber threats facing businesses in South Africa, as well as the Digital Forensic and Incident Response processes in curbing these threats.

Q&A & Discussion

 

Held in Partnership with Global Affairs Canada

and the Trade Commissioner Service

 

We welcomed the participation of our partner SACANCHAM

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