Tag: Privacy


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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Update: Cannabis Legislation
Update: Cannabis Legislation

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill was brought before parliament at the beginning of September. With the deadline of 30 September a week away, it looks like there might be an extension — though one has not yet been confirmed. Once these comments have been aggregated…
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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...

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...

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