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The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

 

President Jacob Zuma signed the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI”) into law on 27th November 2013. The actual commencement date of the Act is still to be determined by the President in the Government Gazette. From this date, organisations will have one year to demonstrate compliance with the legislation.

 

Does POPI matter? Getting to the truth

 

The South African legislative environment is constantly changing - often before business has become completely comfortable with its obligations under the preceding legislation; a challenge for any company director.

It was no different when the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was enacted in November 2013. Much fanfare was made in the press about the Act, but most especially about the “radical” changes that business is expected to adopt in order to be compliant. Almost every comment made noise about the fines that would be imposed if businesses failed to comply with its provisions.  But how much of this is hype?  And how has KPMG responded to the issue? Read more here.

 

A practical business response to POPI

President Jacob Zuma signed the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI”) into law on 27th November 2013. The actual commencement date of the Act is still to be determined by the President in the Government Gazette.

Protect your personal information

At some point, we have all had concerns regarding our personal information being collected, used, stored and given to others. We don’t always have control over who has access to our private details.

Contact

Contact

Graham Teare
Director
Tel: +27 (0)83 447 6702
graham.teare@kpmg.co.za

 

 

Nikki Pennel
Corporate Law Advisory Practice
nikki.pennel@kpmg.co.za

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