Aligning POPI and Cloud Data Management
As part of the shared responsibility model of most cloud service provider agreements, your cloud-based data is still your responsibility from a backup and data governance perspective. With the increased use of cloud-based software services such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce, data protection, data privacy and data governance are critical.
If your organisation uses the cloud, your data governance and compliance strategies must ensure that personal information is protected and kept in a secure cloud environment. You need to identify and locate unprotected data, sensitive data, and duplicate copies that should not be stored at all.
When using cloud services, it is not always clear which geographical location your data could be stored in. According to POPI, businesses need to secure their clients’ and employees’ personal information.
POPI compliance is an ongoing process. As a trusted and experienced data management partner, we provide solutions and services that help organisations streamline data management and be ready for PoPIA compliance.
Our data management specialists work with your organisation to develop a retention and deletion strategy aligned to business and compliance requirements, reduce the overall amount of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and store data that needs to be retained safely in our secure local-based Cloud Storage.