POPIA’s effective date released

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30 Jun 2020

Businesses will have 12 months from 1 July 2020 to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“the Act”), according to a statement released by the President, Mr. Ramaphosa on the 22nd June 2020.

Effectively, all businesses which process personal information of both natural persons and juristic persons must comply with the Act’s 8 conditions for lawful processing by 1 July 2021.

It is important to remember that processing is very widely defined in the Act and includes the use, collection, communication, organisation, storage, deletion, transfer, dissemination, linking, copying etc. of any information that is capable of identifying a person.

Should you require the assistance from experts of KISCH IP, in complying with the above said Act or in preparing a POPIA policy, please do not hesitate to contact our commercial department at [email protected] or [email protected]

We look forward being of assistance to you.

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Mercia Fynn

Mercia Fynn is a Director and Head of KISCH IP's Commercial Department. Mercia has many years of experience in Commercial Law, particularly in the negotiation and structuring of a variety... Read more about Mercia Fynn

Anola Naidoo

Anola Naidoo is an attorney at KISCH IP's commercial department. Anola specialises in the drafting of commercial agreements, consumer law compliance, company registrations, business enterprise management, commercial law and litigation. Read more about Anola Naidoo


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