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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 |2019-04-08T20:32:54+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 |2018-05-30T08:42:16+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: , |

Shortlist of Candidates for Information Regulator

Parliament has shortlisted candidates for Information Regulator. This suggests that the Information Regulator will be established in 2016 and that POPI will commence later this year. Who the members of the Information Regulator are is very important. South Africa (both responsible [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:23+02:00April 14th, 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 [...]

Nominations for Information Regulator of POPI

Parliament has invited everyone to nominate five people for Parliament to appoint as members of the Information Regulator. Do you want to nominate someone? Do you know anyone who might want to nominate someone? Finding the right members is important to [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:29+02:00July 26th, 2015|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |