ENSafrica is a leading African firm in the field of data and information privacy and protection, including compliance with relevant legislation.
The firm’s data privacy experts have deep expertise in advising organisations throughout Africa and internationally on compliance with local and global data privacy laws, such as the South African Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPI”); the Mauritian Data Protection Act, 2004; and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
ENSafrica has deep expertise in advising on:
- the commercialisation of (big) data, including helping organisations navigate complex data privacy rules in order to exploit data for commercial purposes
- the utilisation of big data for philanthropic purposes, including helping organisations set up data ethics councils
- dealing with complex issues related to data arising from, for example:
- regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare
- employment and human resources related issues
- cloud computing transactions, systems implementation and consolidation transactions and general IT transactions
- direct marketing
- artificial intelligence
- transborder transfers of data
- global M&A activity
- the draft POPI regulations, including making submissions on behalf of organisations to the Information Regulator
Our services include:
- basic training on legislation
- in-depth training, including information officer training
- implementing compliance and risk management frameworks, including formulation of policies and procedures
- formatting and conducting privacy impact assessments
- advice on “privacy by design”
- implementing cybersecurity advice and protocols, including advice on response and incident handling
- alignment of requirements under legislation such as the South African Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 and POPI, including advice on dealing with data subject requests
- opinion and advisory work
ENSafrica’s data privacy experts can also act as information officers for clients’ organisations.