ITWeb reports South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act is expected to take force early in 2020 and add responsibilities for CEOs. Micro Focus Channel and Alliances Executive Gareth de Laporte said many South African businesses "don’t even have record management in place," leaving CEOs accountable for noncompliance after POPIA's one-year grace period. "The regulator will need to react immediately once (POPIA) comes into force. Failure to comply can attract a fine of up to R10 million and even a jail sentence of up to 10 years," de Laporte said.
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