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BoardCloud POPIA Compliance

Popi Compliance

BoardCloud 2.0 is 100% POPI compliant.

The commencement date for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has been set for the 1st of July 2021.

Our App meets or exceeds any regulatory requirements to enter the market of online board portal solutions, within the Republic of South Africa.

Functional Aspects

Our app satisfies the following conditions to be deemed functionally compliant.

BoardCloud does not:

  • offer financial advice
  • services requiring compliance with FICA requirements
  • process or share any personal information of any user

Government Use

When being sold to government agencies for use, BoardCloud is required to meet stringent tender requirements, to which it fully complies. BoardCloud navigates the same procurement requirements as its competitors in the market for selling board pack software.

Its acceptance and use by government agencies are purely predicated on the ability of our software to:

  • perform over and above the requirements for board management software
  • deliver improved service and functionality at lower prices than our competitors

POPI Compliance for Cloud Hosting

All versions of BoardCloud besides the Enterprise Version are hosted in cloud servers. South African based customers are hosted in South African data centres. First, to keep the sensitive data help in BoardCloud, within the borders of South Africa. Second to reduce load times caused by routing international bandwidth.

Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Data Loss Prevention aims to secure credit card information and transactions stored on web servers that are open to the internet.

BoardCloud does not request credit card information at any stage. If a transaction needs to take place between one of our BoardCloud customers, we hand-off the transaction to a PCI compliant payment gateway that is operated by an independent financially linked institution. 

No credit card details are stored on our server. 

 

References:

Google Cloud

South Africa POPI

https://cloud.google.com/security/compliance/south-africa-popi

Caveat Legal

Mobile App and Software Developers: A Guide to Regulatory Compliance. 

https://www.caveatlegal.com/mobile-app-and-software-developers-a-guide-to-regulatory-compliance/

obsidian

South Africa POPI Compliance framework for cloud hosting

https://obsidian.co.za/a/learning-center/compliance-frameworks/popi/south-africa-popi-compliance-framework-for-cloud-hosting