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What does the GDPR mean for the POPI Act?

The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) has been adopted by the European Parliament in early 2016. South Africa's data protection law, the Protection of Personal Information Act was enacted in 2013. What does the GDPR mean for the POPI [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Data Protection Officer and the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently been made law in the European Union. The question is: What are some of its implications for those that either do business in Europe or have dealings with the personal information of [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

GDPR adopted by European Parliament

The European Parliament (or EU Parliament) finally adopted, enacted, or approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 14 April 2016 after four years of negotiations. The GDPR is the most important piece of personal data protection legislation in the world [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

The Panama Papers Leak and the Legal Questions it Raises

The Panama Papers leak has become one of the most widely covered data protection issues in the news. But the one question no one probably asked yet is: what connection is there between the Panama Papers and the law? What [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

The Safe Harbor Ruling and What it Means

On the 6 October 2015 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the Safe Harbor ruling which declared the Safe Harbor Agreement invalid. The ECJ ruled that the European Commission’s trans-Atlantic data protection agreement that went into force in 2000 [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

What is the GDPR and Why is it Important?

What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is a new data protection law Europe has enacted that will apply to the whole of the EU and many organisations in other parts of the world. The GDPR [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |