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Notice: as of 1 October the new 3D version 2.0 (3Dv2.0) will start to be used by the banks. 3D is the security system often used when an online purchase is made. The present 3D system requires the buyer to respond to their bank with an OTP number which is sent to them by SMS. The new system will use artificial intelligence to reduce the times that the buyer will be sent an OTP number. OTP numbers will still be used but much less frequently.

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Conforming with the POPIA

Lots of events are going to be held on how you must apply the Protection of Personal Information Act, but if you want the real news and guidance watch out for EFSA’s fireside chats with experts in POPIA for ecommerce!

There will be a short article in this month’s Newsletter and then we plan to put up on YouTube four ‘fireside chats’ with Thomas Reisenberger of Legalese (EFSA’s lawyer), Rieka van Wyk (PayU’s data protection expert), Warrick Kernes (Insaka Academy as host) and Alastair Tempest (EFSA’s CEO with over 25 years of data privacy experience in Europe and SA).

Meanwhile, be aware that as of 1 May all companies must appoint an Information Officer – https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/countdown-compliance-protection-personal-information-act

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Shahrain Coovadia

Shahrain Coovadia is a Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte, South Africa. Prior to joining Deloitte she started a web-design studio, and worked at the University of Cape Town as a teaching facilitator. Shahrain graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours specialising in Information Systems. She currently facilitates web & database management for Ecommerce Forum South Africa (EFSA).

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