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POPI Regulations 2018 published in final form

The Information Regulator in South Africa published the final POPI regulations on 14 December 2018 (or POPIA regulations or POPI Act Regulations as some people call them). The regulations say that "These Regulations shall be called the Regulations relating [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:48:32+02:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , , |

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2018 Update

The latest draft of the Cybercrimes Bill is better but still concerning for a few reasons. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development tabled a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on [...]

The deadline to change the Cybercrimes Bill has been extended to the 10 August 2017

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has called for comments and public participation on the latest version of the Cybercrimes Bill. The deadline to submit your comments has been extended to Thursday 10 August 2017. Your participation and comment are vitally [...]

2015 Cybercrimes Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. We have summarised the 2017 version to help you understand what the current position is. This article is a summary of the 2015 Cybercrimes Bill. Offences The 2015 Cybercrimes Bill created many [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2017 Update

Today, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill. This long-awaited bill was first released for public comment in August 2015. Since then, the Cybercrimes Bill has undergone significant changes with consultations from [...]

Privacy Shield Update – It will reach further than the US

The latest Privacy Shield update is that the Board 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 Privacy Shield is [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:45:13+02:00May 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 |2016-11-28T12:10:40+02:00July 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 |2017-12-07T07:01:37+02:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |