The processing or analysis of big data or big data analytics can have huge benefits for consumers (including previously underserved communities) and society. It can also bring great rewards to controllers (or organisations that are data-driven). However, when using big data you must mitigate and manage the related risks. If the big data contains personal data, you must comply with data protection law. You must comply with any applicable sector laws and you should consider implementing the good practices many authorities recommend.

Data protection does not mean the end of big data but you must be careful because otherwise, you’ll get into big trouble.


  1. Know the regulatory framework regards big data by getting a practical overview.
  2. Ensure your use of big data is lawful by knowing what the law requires.
  3. Follow best practice by deciding which recommended good practices you are going to implement

Panel discussion | Duration: 30 minutes

Panel Moderator: David Luyt, Michalsons
Ryan Manyika, Senior Partner Engineer | CIPP/E | CIPM, OneTrust 
Mark Heyink, Michalsons Lexing
Bongani Matshika, Data Privacy Specialist, Standard Bank

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