Role of employees in data protection

Many organisations, in preparation for the commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”), have commissioned and drafted world-class organizational data protection policies and implemented POPIA compliance programs to ensure compliance with POPIA on 1 July 2021. Now that the dust has settled and some time has passed, organizations should remember that without ongoing employee training and awareness, the positive impact and effectiveness of these data protection policies and programs remain limited, or worse, non-existent. As a result, there is a real risk that organizations may be at risk of suffering a security compromise (ie data breaches) and/or be at risk of non-compliance with the principles for legal processing under POPIA.

One of the requirements under POPIA is to establish adequate technical and operation measures for the protection of personal information. It is well understood that the operational measures implemented in the organization must be adhered to by employees.

While “data protection” may not be in everyone’s job title, each employee must be aware of their specific role in ensuring personal information is processed by an organization, and in particular by themselves, is secure and legally processed. Even though we may associate legal, information technology, compliance and human resources roles more with the duties relating to data protection, in truth, most data processing activities occur in the day-to-day operations of an organisation, which are in effect managed and conducted by all employees. In other words, employees are at the coalface of data protection in an organization.

What qualifies as sufficient employee training?

It is likely that organizations will have provided initial training to their employees on their compliance obligations, the organization’s obligations under POPIA, the organization’s data protection policies and the organization’s applicable POPIA compliance programme. It must be remembered that it takes

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Amber Heard’s Attorneys Ask for Johnny Depp Defamation Case Verdict to Be Tossed

Amber Heard, Elaine Bredehoft

Amber Heard, Elaine Bredehoft

STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Amber Heard (R) and attorney Elaine Bredehoft

Amber Heard‘s attorneys are seeking to appeal or throw out last month’s verdict in the defamation court battle between the actress and her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

In a 43-page filing sent to a Virginia court on Friday, the Aquaman actress’ team argued that the verdict was not supported by sufficient evidence.

In one claim, Heard’s team argues that it was incorrect for Depp, 59, to claim that he lost his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series because of a Washington Post op-ed, where Heard wrote that she was abused but did not name the abuser.

Heard’s team argued that Depp “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false.”

RELATED: Amber Heard ‘Is Trying Her Best to Have a Positive Outlook’ After Johnny Depp Trial: Source

The Aquaman star’s team also claimed that one of the jurors who served during the trial was not properly vetted. The person summoned to court had a birth date of 1945 but Heard’s team claims that the person who served was much younger.

The juror, identified in the filing as Juror 15, “was clearly born later than 1945. Publicly available information demonstrates that he appears to have been born in 1970,” the motion states.

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Amber Heard waits before the jury said that they believe she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp, while announcing split verdicts in favor of both her ex-husband Johnny Depp and Heard

Amber Heard waits before the jury said that they believe she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp, while announcing split verdicts in favor of both her ex-husband Johnny Depp and Heard


Last month, Depp won all

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This Legal Market Just Keeps Growing: The Morning Minute

THIS ISN’T US – The US Supreme Court voiding almost 50 years of constitutional protections for women is not just causing alarm in this country. US International’s Anne Bagamery reportsthe day after SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, lawmakers in France, where abortion has been legal since 1975, proposed a law to enshrine the right in the French constitution. “What happens elsewhere cannot happen in France,” a co-sponsor of the bill, Marie-Pierre Rixain, tweeted in French. The June 24 decision in Dobbs was an “electroshock” whose reverberations are being felt around the world, lawyers told Bagamery. Even though Dobbs and Roe applied only to US law on US soil, the decisions have led almost immediately to a global call to strengthen legal protections for reproductive rights, as well as heightened fears for the knock-on effects on civil rights, privacy rights, women‘s health, and even local law. Dobbs “quite understandably has troubled many on this side of the pond in relations to women’s rights and choices,” said Lincoln Tsang, a partner and head of Ropes & Gray’s European life sciences practice in London.


“Time and again, the biggest impediment among my attorney clients to obtain the help they deserve and need is the fear imposed by billable hours requirements.”

Emily Harter Hershensona psychotherapist and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Washington, DC., on how billable hour credits can help improve mental health and wellness in Big Law.

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Baker McKenzie Records 30 Practice Area Rankings and 13 Lawyer Rankings in The Legal 500 US 2022 | Newsroom

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has 30 practice areas and 13 lawyers recognized in the recently published 2022 edition of The Legal 500 United States.

Practice areas to earn Tier 1 rankings were Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber ​​Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection); Taxes: International Taxes; and Taxes: US Taxes: Contentious. The Firm also received a new ranking in the Antitrust & Competition practice area and saw promotions in Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling and M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1Bn+).

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria, including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months, experience and depth of teams, areas of specialization and ancillary services, and client feedback. You can find the complete list of rankings here.

The following lawyers were recognized:

  • Brian Hengesbaugh – Hall of Fame
  • Benjamin Ho – Next Generation Partner
  • Samuel Kramer – Hall of Fame
  • Stewart Lipeles- Leading Lawyer
  • John McKenzie – Leading Lawyer
  • Michael S. Mensik – Hall of Fame
  • Betsy Morgan – Hall of Fame
  • Mark Oates – Hall of Fame
  • Julia Skubis Weber – Next Generation Partner
  • Janet Kim – Leading Lawyer
  • Jessica Greenwald – Associate on the Rise
  • Sinead Kelly – Leading Lawyer
  • Maria Eberle – Next Generation Partner

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Empowering women through unexpected pregnancy means supporting them beyond the birth

This column is an opinion by Tia Gerwatoski, a volunteer with the group 40 Days for Life in Calgary. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.

One of the unfortunate misconceptions surrounding the abortion debate is that what we call pro-life advocacy ends with the child’s birth — abandoning the mother, her newborn, and any sort of responsibility after that act. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

With the subject of abortion access in the news, following last month’s decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the abortion protections in Roe v. Wade, I think it’s important for you to know that those of us involved in this movement in Canada strive to elevation women by providing knowledge, time and assistance, along with community support to empower them if they decide to follow through with their pregnancy.

Fortunately for Canadians who make that decision, there is a wealth of resources, support and care available.

Canada has pregnancy resource centers in towns and cities from coast to coast, where the priority is to journey with mothers in understanding the resources and supports available to them if they decide to keep their baby.

Network hub

Studies show that, although reasoning is multifaceted, a large percentage of women have abortions due to a lack of financial resources. Many pregnancy resource centers act as a hub of networking and connection to deal with issues such as this; they have access to a wide scope of referrals to other agencies for a range of housing options, including emergency housing, long-term housing, and low-income housing, as well as information on subsidies.

Financial mentors are provided and referrals are made to agencies that educate on credit counselling, debt consolidation and financial education so that women can create a plan to

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