Data breaches under the POPI Act - What you need to know

Data breaches under the POPI Act – What you need to know

Medical practices are custodians of valuable information as a by-product of delivering healthcare. But it’s not someone’s blood pressure or BMI that’s of interest to criminals – it’s their full name, addresses, ID number, employment details, medical aid membership & more. This kind of information is everything that a criminal needs to commit identity theft, fraud & other financial crimes.

If your practice data is compromised or breached in a cyber-attack, it’s not only expensive to resolve, but it can damage your practice’s reputation beyond repair. Patients are far more likely to leave a practice or avoid visiting the practice if they know that personal information has been compromised. We all believe that it will never happen to us, but the reality is, it will happen to at least some of us.

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