TechInAfrica – In taking the POPIA compliance from 1 July 2021, Leading SA law firm Webber Wentzel and cloud software provider CM.com formed a partnership to help SA business owners completed the requirements.
“With the work that the teams have put in to ensure compliance, CM.com customers can have peace of mind that important information is managed correctly and that the platform’s features and functionality will help them stay on the right side of the law,” said James Bayhack, Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com.
“CM.com has demonstrated that it is serious about properly implementing the requirements of POPIA on its platform,” said Peter Grealy, a partner at Webber Wentzel.
“After going through Webber Wentzel’s targeted compliance program, CM.com can assure its clients that its processes, systems, and platform are geared towards ensuring POPIA compliance.”
CM.com’s objective is to simplify the complex requirements of POPIA by assisting users in managing their preferred preferences.
The POPIA compliance means to protect individual’s privacy and to give them the option of how much information can be retained by companies.
For companies themselves, following the POPIA regulations is necessary as 10-year imprisonment and R10m fines await for those who fail to comply with the rules.