IT&N encourages staff to protect their data

As part of the International Data Privacy Day on 28 January 2021, the Department of Information Technology and Networks (IT&N) is encouraging staff and students to take all the necessary precautions to protect any data that they have in their possession.

Njabulo Xaba, Workshop Technician at IT&N, said that “the day was dedicated to creating

awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information”.

Xaba added that it was important for every computer user to consider how they are protecting their data especially now when the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is in effect in South Africa.