Baker McKenzie

POPIA Checklist – Can you meet the eight conditions of POPIA before it becomes...

From 1 July 2021, the substantive implementation of key provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will finally become enforceable. This legislation,...
POPIA Information Officer

South Africa POPIA: Final Guidance Note for Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers now...

South Africa's Information Regulator has been ramping up its efforts to deliver practical guidance in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4...
POPIA personal data

The enforcement of POPI

“Big brother is watching”.  With the long awaited enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) on 1 July 2020, this scenario is now...
JD Engelbrecht

What does POPIA really mean for SA’s direct marketers?

Consumer law and POPIA expert, Elizabeth de Stadler from Novation Consulting and JD Engelbrecht MD of Everlytic, demystify the law for marketers. With South Africa’s...
Ezra Pillay

6 Tips for Easy POPIA Compliance

The South African Constitution enshrines the right to privacy, which the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gives effect to, safeguarding personal information. POPIA,...
Ahmore Burger Smidt

POPIA: Focus on Consent and Legitimate Interest

Companies and business entities have been given a one-year period in which to comply with the legislated requirements of the Protection of Personal Information...
Clea Rawlins

At last, POPIA

On 22 June 2020, two important commencement dates were announced for the remaining sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA or the...
Ezra Pillay

D-Day for POPI Act compliance looming

After a seven year wait President Ramaphosa has announced that 01 July 2020 is D-Day for the commencement of the POPI Act. Businesses will...
Pierre Aurel, Strategic Project Manager at e4

PoPI pressure mounts as deadline looms closer

Once the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year’s grace period to become compliant with...
Darryl Bernstein of Baker McKenzie

The notification of data breaches in South Africa will soon be required by law

According to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, released in March 2017, South Africa experienced nine reported security breaches in 2016. Across Africa, 45.2 million records...
Theo Watson from Microsoft

Asking the right questions about POPI and compliance

Digital transformation is touching every sector as well as every industry, disrupting the traditional market leaders, value chains and conventional ways of doing business...