February 12, 2014

POPI Act

The Protection of Personal Information Bill, which will soon become law and is commonly referred to as POPI, seeks to regulate the processing of personal information.It must be read with other relevant statutes such as:• ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS Act 25 of 2002 (‘ECT’) • PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION Act 2 of 2002 (‘PAIA’) • REGULATION OF INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS Act 70 of 2002 (‘RICA’) • CONSUMER PROTECTION Act 68 of 2008 (‘CPA’)Personal information of both employees and clients is – given e-commerce and technology used in connecting businesses – becoming instantly accessible to third parties. POPI aims to […]
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