POPIA Information Officer

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 of 2013 (“POPIA”) as the 1 July 2021 compliance deadline draws closer. The Information Regulator has in this regard finalised and published the ‘Guidance Note on Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers’ on 1 April 2021. In this article, we set out at some key aspects of the Guidance Note that should be considered by organisations.

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13.1. Manual applications for registration of Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers may be submitted to the Regulator through the following channels.
13.1.1. Email: registration.IR@justice.gov.za

Guidance Note can be found here:

Information Officer Registration Form can be found here:


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