Amenda N. Makhetha

Makhetha who’s a Corporate Attorney by profession is the Founder and Director of Lelo’s Privacy Compliance Consultants, a firm specialising in Data Privacy Compliance in particular and Corporate Governance and Compliance services in general.

She holds qualifications in Law (LLB), in Cyber Security and Compliance Management from UCT and is in the  process of attaining her CompPrac and Data Privacy Professional Certification from the International Association of Privacy Professional in the EU.

She sits on three Boards, namely: Department of Treasury’s KZNFLA, Gugu Dlamini Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket in Washington D.C.

We mark her recent features across different media houses sounding the alarm on the importance of Data Protection, eNCA News Today, SA Fm (Living sounds), SABC’s Daily Talk Show, Destiny Magazine (feature in June edition 2017), Power FM (Power Hour) where she is the resident guest and a Guest Speaker at numerous Networking and Corporate events .



“After serving my articles in a law firm, I was driven by the need to create my own legacy and, being entrepreneurial, I opened my own legal practice in Durban. It proved to be much more
difficult than I had anticipated because many of us were opening our own commercial law firms and competing against large corporations.

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Hacked and Exposed

Information privacy, contains key pieces of evidence that are commonly stored by businesses, be that employee records, customer details, loyalty schemes, etc. Privacy helps individuals maintain their autonomy and individuality and the big question is, what happens when that info is exposed or hacked.

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27 gigabytes dump that contained a wide range of sensitive information belonging to South Africans, including citizens ID numbers, personal income, age, employment history, company directorships, race group, marital status, occupation, employer and previous addresses.

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