Legal requirements push ILM

New laws in South Africa will compel companies to manage their data properly. But there’s almost no guidance on how to proceed.

01 July 2010

Sooner or later, someone in your organisation is going to say: “We need to be compliant.”

The first question to ask is: “Compliant with what?” The ECT Act is a typical answer but the Protection of Personal Information Bill will soon be another good one. PPI’s goal is “to promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies and to introduce information protection principles so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information”, according to the preamble.

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