When considering how much you should do to comply with legislation like the Protection of Personal Information Act, you have three choices:
1. Do as little as possible and see what you can get away with;
2. Calculate the degree of compliance technically required and stick with that;
3. Adopt a more holistic approach to compliance.
Of the three options, the first is clearly a recipe for disaster. The only questions are when disaster will strike and how devastating will it be?
Paul Jacobson is a legal strategist specialising in digital marketing, Internet and digital content. He identifies legal and compliance risks; helps his clients better understand the impact these risks may have on their businesses and developing enabling frameworks to address these risks and support his clients’ objectives.