Over the years, data privacy and protecting personal information has become increasingly important, both from a business and client perspective. The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) was gazetted in South Africa in 2014 with the intention to protect your data privacy rights as well as your personal information.
If the state of our inboxes are anything to go by, most companies spent the last week of June in a desperate scramble to be compliant with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). But now that you’ve told everyone on your newsletter mailing list that they can unsubscribe if they want to, it’s back to business as usual right?
With just a day left for South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to take effect, most businesses are busy implementing compliance strategies. If your company hasn't yet begun the compliance process in view of increased complexities or budget gaps, the only solution is to start right away.
The Information Regulator has extended the commencement date of the POPIA provision that requires organisations to obtain prior authorisation if they process certain categories of personal information. The commencement date of that provision is now 1 February 2022.
Data is arguably the most valuable asset in the world, and as more and more of it is gathered, stored and shared, it’s a dynamic force that is forever shaping how the world works. The advent of POPIA from 1 July 2021 seeks to constrain free rein over data and will make us all look at how we collect information from subjects and to question what is necessary to gather.
Today (1 June) marks 30 days until 1 July 2021 by which time all organisations need to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Whilst many entities were hoping for an extension of the 12-month grace period afforded to organisations to comply with POPIA, the Information Regulator has recently indicated that no extension will be granted.
After eight years the PoPIA deadline is looming, and 1st July 2021 is fast approaching for many organisations. Annemarie Pretorius, MD at Bizmod Consulting says that over the past year PoPIA has hit the headlines with more frequency than before.
The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that South Africa businesses adhere to the new regulations. The use of personal information is everywhere and it’s almost impossible to do direct marketing without using personal information collected from customers, suppliers and employees. The POPI...
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