The possibility that a credible client’s personal details can be circulated around the world should be prohibited by legislation, a Pretoria expert says.
Clients are often asked to make personal details available when doing business with an institution.
Hotels, shops and bankers, municipalities, government departments and other institutions are all responsible for handling the personal information of a person as highly confidential.
The fact that cellphone numbers are rapidly being sold to institutions is a first indication that not all institutions are reliable in protecting people’s information.
This raises the question why the people of South Africa remain so naive to make their personal details, and even their bank account details, available on request.
Celebrities in Pretoria have told Die Vryburger that investigations should be initiated at the dangerous state and expect politicians to take control of this evil practice with much stricter legislation.
The experts recommend that people, when an institution requires their personal details, should ask what guarantee is being given that the information will be kept very confidential.
Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger
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