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GDPR will have a huge effect on PoPI

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law is one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive pieces of legislation regarding sensitive consumer data ever enacted. It will certainly change the way consumer data is protected, not just in Europe, but worldwide.

Xperien is hosting an event in conjunction with Blancco Technology Group, a global leader in data erasure and diagnostics, to help companies understand the impact of GDPR on South African business and how it aligns with the PoPI Act.

Blancco, the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, focuses on aspects of data compliance and cybersecurity that companies of all sizes need to take into consideration.

A member of the Information Regulator will be presenting a paper to help shed light on the requirement of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) and GDPR.

Mr. Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze, a member of the Information Regulator, will help business owners understand how European law will affect South African companies and it will also enable them assess their current state against the GDPR.

Xperien's Bridgette Vermaak says the event will highlight the challenges associated with IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) and provide solutions designed to enable organisations to become compliant. “It will also showcase cost effective solutions to combat the challenges associated with data loss.”

PoPI Act expert Dr. Peter Tobin will be discussing the effect of GDPR on SA businesses, he specialises in compliance, data privacy and IT governance. He is a highly recognised world-class speaker and is professionally certified in Project Manager (PMP); IT professional (PMIITPSA) and IT Governance (CGEIT).

Over the past twenty years, Dr. Tobin has offered a range of services based on world-class methods, tools, frameworks and standards, to assist individuals, teams and organisations to improve their performance in a number of selected focus areas.

For more information contact Xperien on (011) 462-8806 or email

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