Covid Puts a New Spin on POPIA Implementation

      Our personal devices, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets are increasingly used to access movies, download apps, store music or stream content from platforms like Netflix or Showmax. And they are often shared among family members, such as children who regularly use their parents’ devices to enjoy online content. But, with POPIA […]

Quotation: POPIA Basic Compliance

The Protection of Personal Information Act (“the Act”) has now been commenced, which simply means that the entire Act is now valid and everyone has until 30 June 2021 to become compliant. The Act applies to all businesses in South Africa. To make it easier to implement, we have developed a so-called privacy pack. This […]

POPIA and Data Security

The deadline for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”)  is of 30 June 2021, which is drawing ever closer. Although this may seem far away, it is never too soon to start planning your implementation of measures necessary to ensure your compliance and to avoid hefty penalties from the regulator. One big […]

Minimum Requirements for Complying with POPIA

We have been awaiting a proclamation about the commencement of the operational provisions of POPIA. The provisions regarding the establishment of an Information Regulator were commenced in 2014 to enable the regulator to be ready to properly implement and assume its powers and duties. The remaining provisions of POPIA are to commence on 1 July […]