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Privacy Shield Update – It will reach further than the US

The latest Privacy Shield update is that the Article 29 Working Party has come back with comments on the Privacy Shield draft. In this Privacy Shield update, the working party has stated that they are generally satisfied that the draft [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

POPI Update: Parliament delays POPI to 2016

Many people are waiting for confirmation of the POPI commencement date. For any project it is always helpful to know your deadline. Parliament and the Minister are yet to give us a clear indication of the POPI timeline. POPI became [...]

Protection of Personal Information (POPI) update (24 July 2013)

On 23 July 2013, the National Assembly considered the changes made to the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) by the NCOP and it will formally accept them soon. The NCOP made a few changes, but they were largely technical in nature. For example, 2012 is changed to [...]

By | July 23rd, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

Protection of Personal Information (POPI) update (21 June 2013)

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) has been adopted by a Select Committee of the NCOP. What changes have been made and what is the process from here? When will it be enacted? A few changes have been made to POPI, but they are largely technical in [...]

By | June 21st, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Protection of Personal Information (POPI) update (22 May 2013)

  Many of our clients are interested in the status of the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI). POPI is now the oldest Bill in Parliament and it has taken many years to make its way through the law making process. [...]

By | May 23rd, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Protection of Personal Information (POPI) update (20 February 2013)

There have been some developments on the Protection of Personal Information Bill or POPI. It is slowly making its way through the process. On 13 February 2013, the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development (a committee of the NCOP) met on POPI. [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

POPI update (12 September 2012)

After a many years of waiting, 10 drafts and countless hours of deliberation, the National Assembly finally passed POPI on 11 September.   The road until now After the Bill was first introduced, almost a decade ago, it is nearing [...]

By | September 13th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

POPI Update (November 2011)

On 7 November, the Technical Committee deliberated the clauses of working draft 5 of POPI. They went through many clauses and discussed many issues, but here are some key points that stood out for me. There are two things that you [...]

By | November 17th, 2011|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |