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POPI Act summary in plain language | Find answers

Are you looking for a POPI Act summary to help you on your process to POPI compliance? It is a complex law that is difficult to summarise. It has a broad impact on many entities and industries. The impact is also [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:32:51+02:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

Ireland should be your one-stop shop for data protection

In everyday language, a ‘one-stop shop’ is a business offering multiple services and the only place you need to fulfil your needs. A ‘one-stop shop’ means something else from a data protection perspective in the context of the GDPR, although [...]

By |2019-10-02T16:51:12+02:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Is the ICO being too harsh with its GDPR fines?

This week, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued two intentions to fine organisations for breaches of the GDPR. It has not issued these GDPR fines yet, and both organisations still have an opportunity to respond to the intention with [...]

By |2019-07-12T17:09:32+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or POPI effective date) will be. It is important because the grace period of one year starts running from the commencement date - the clock starts ticking. You must comply with POPI [...]

By |2019-03-18T22:01:20+02:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Do what is reasonably practicable to comply with POPI

Do not try to protect all the personal information you process all of the time. You should only do what is reasonably practicable to protect personal information. This might sound strange coming from a lawyer who helps organisations to comply with [...]

By |2019-03-06T20:33:04+02:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Consent, POPI and other legal requirements

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI or POPIA) is not a consent driven law. The default position is that you do not need to get someone's consent to process their personal information. But there are [...]

By |2019-01-25T11:28:16+02:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

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 |2019-01-25T11:15:04+02:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Code of Conduct for an Industry Body and Certifications

Many associations publish a code of conduct (CoC) to which their members must adhere. It is binding on their members and self-regulation in the public interest. There are often good reasons for drafting and publishing a code. Sometimes, it is [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:47:34+02:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |

How the GDPR changed the Argentina Personal Data Protection Act

The Argentina Personal Data Protection Act has been Argentina's data protection law since 2000. The country is, however, moving away from this law, and has already drafted a new data protection Bill. The reason for this new Bill is to [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:10:41+02:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

What is POPIA? POPI or POPIA? Which one is Correct?

What is POPIA? POPIA stands for the Protection of Personal Information Act - the South African data privacy and data protection law that was enacted in 2013. Many people use the acronym POPI or POPI Act to refer to it. Some [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:13+02:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |