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.
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 Myburgh, Managing 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