Protection of Personal Information Act

The functions of the Information Regulator include:

  • to provide education about the Protection of Personal Information Act, for example, giving advice to data subjects in the exercise of their rights;
  • to monitor and enforce compliance with POPI;
  • to consult with interested parties;
  • to handle complaints;
  • to conduct research and to report to Parliament;
  • to issue

The use of technology in the health sector is on the rise.  The intersection of these two industries leads to interesting legal questions relating to digital risk, including big data analytics, data security and privacy.

In his budget speech on 10 May 2016, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi discussed the following interesting medical technology initiatives being undertaken

On Wednesday, 13 April 2016, ten shortlisted candidates were named by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services for five positions within the Information Regulator established in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPI).

The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Advocate Pansy Tlakula
  • Mr Johannes Weapond
  • Mr David Taylor
  • Adv Lebogang Stroom
  • Mr