PoPI Act

Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI Act or PoPIA)

PoPI Act

PoPI Act (PoPIA)

The Information Regulator will begin the enforcement of the PoPI Act and PAIA starting July 1, 2021. Every public or private entity must register an information officer and/or deputy information officer by March 31, 2021.

Key sections of the PoPIA took effect on Jul 1, 2020. All businesses, public entities, non-profit organizations, and any other entities must address PoPI Act Compliance in a short time, and with minimal impact on the budget. Large companies have teams already working on PoPI Act Compliance.

Most mid-size and small businesses are unaware of the law. They need to engage their legal and IT teams to implement PoPI Act Support. Nearly all entities believe that PoPIA means prevention of SPAM, calls from telemarketers, and the ability to opt-out of digital marketing.

This is one of the rights in the PoPIA, and so are several other rights including delete my data, correct my data, objection to processing, and many others.This book helps you to find a quick, least expensive path for your business or entity to PoPI Act Support.

A path that ensures compliance. A path that assures your data strategy survives PoPIA and any investigation by the Information Regulator. A path that is fast and easy to implement. A path that is not expensive. A path that adds value to your customers, partners, employees, and your investors. This book is comprehensive. It provides a detailed view on how to implement PoPIA.

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)

The Constitution of South Africa guarantees the most general right to privacy for all its citizens. This provides the main protection for personal data privacy so far.

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) 2013 was signed into act, focusing on data privacy. Minimum requirements are presented in PoPIA for the act of processing personal data, like the fact that the data subject must provide consent and that the data will be beneficial, and The Protection of Personal Information Act will be harsher when related to cross-border international data transfers, specifically with personal information.

The recording of conversations over phone and internet is not allowed without the permission of both parties with the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communications Related Act (2002).