Tag archives: POPI

POPI Information Regulator to be appointed

An agreement has been reached between the justice department and national treasury regarding the salary grading for the Information Regulator. The nomination process in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI) for appointment of the Regulator will soon be initiated. Section 41 requires a multi-party committee of the National Assembly to assist with the … Continue reading

3 reasons why POPI is good for South Africa

We often hear complaints about the additional red tape that compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI) will impose on business. Although compliance will be a continual process, it should not be viewed as an impractical or overly burdensome task. POPI is not aimed at restricting business and should be applied practically. … Continue reading

Protection of Personal Information Act: Ten things to know

We have published a handy ten things to know about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI). We look briefly at issues such as how POPI applies to your organisation, direct marketing, cross-border transfers, notification of data breaches and enforcement. Once the act and regulations are brought into force you will have a year to … Continue reading

POPI takes its first steps

After much anticipation, an important milestone in the road to commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI), has been reached. From 11 April 2014, the following sections of POPI are operational: Section 1, which contains the definitions and sets out the purpose of POPI; Part A of Chapter 5 (sections 39 to 54), … Continue reading