Tag: Information Regulator


The enforcement of POPI
The enforcement of POPI

“Big brother is watching”. With the long awaited enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) on 1 July 2020, this scenario is now highly unlikely. Nevertheless, do you ever get one of these types of calls –  “Hello Mrs./Mr. X, we are calling…
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6 tips for easy POPIA compliance
6 tips for easy POPIA compliance

The South African Constitution enshrines the right to privacy, which the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gives effect to, safeguarding personal information. POPIA, which commenced on 01 July 2020, seeks to balance the right to privacy against …
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Data breaches: What is required?

South Africa has experienced no fewer than four significant data breaches involving consumer’s personal information held by businesses, in the preceding ten months alone. There...

Progress on POPI in 2015

As we previously reported, the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) was signed into law in November 2013. Those provisions which deal...
Progress on POPI