Data Privacy Day reminder of SA’s lack of enforcement

By Kwazi Dlamini On Monday 28 January the world marked Data Privacy Day, established in 2006 to raise awareness about the importance of personal data protection, especially concerning social media. South Africa is still far behind in terms of the implementation and enforcing of its own regulations relating to the protection of personal data. The Read more >

Information Regulator must start doing its job

South Africa’s Information Regulator (IR) was established in 2016, as a provision of the Protection of Personal Information Act, or Popi. The IR came into being before Popi was in force, but sections pertaining to the entity were put into effect through a presidential proclamation in April 2014. Popi was signed into law in November Read more >

Call for comment: Popi Act draft regulations

The Protection of Personal Information Act (Popi) impacts any person or organisation who holds any form of personal data. Corruption Watch is one of these organisations, and we take our responsibilities as a custodian of private information seriously. We have put security measures in place that include Secure Socket Layer-encryption on our online report forms, Read more >

Information Regulator gets off the ground

In November last year we reported on the establishment of the Office of the Information Regulator. This body falls under the Protection of Personal Information (Popi) Act, which serves as South Africa’s data protection act. Popi itself is not yet in force, but sections pertaining to the Regulator were put into effect through a presidential Read more >

Information Regulator established under Popi

In May last year it was announced that the appointment of an Information Regulator was on the cards. This important body has the responsibility of protecting data subjects – people whose information is being processed – from harm and ensuring that their personal information is protected by responsible parties – those seeking the processing of Read more >