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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.


Work required in achieving POPI compliance often underestimated

A number of companies have already started, and some have completed, their compliance programmes in readiness for POPI's effective date. What has become apparent is that the amount of work required in achieving POPI compliance is often underestimated by companies.

KPMG's POPI team is made up of attorneys, IT and other advisory professionals, who are also members of the global KPMG Privacy Practice. We can assist by identifying specific POPI risks for compliance, and at implementing controls to mitigate against those risks. Find out more.

Nikki Pennel

Nikki Pennel
Corporate Law Advisory Practice

Finn Elliot

Finn Elliot
Tel: +27 (0)79 039 9367

Mineshree Narsai

Mineshree Narsai
Tel: +27 (0)82 716 8440

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