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What is POPI?

What is POPI?

What is the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and how we can help your business with compliance.



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What is POPI?

POPI, the protection of personal information act, is a piece of legislation designed to protect any personal information which is processed by both private and public bodies (including government). Some exceptions exist, but every person who collects, stores and otherwise modifies or uses information (i.e. processes information) is responsible under POPI and must comply with the conditions required for the lawful processing of personal information.

Where are we with POPI?

Although POPI was signed into law on 26 November 2013, it is not yet effective as  a commencement date has not yet been established. Once a commencement date has been established companies will have 12 months to comply.

Who will POPI affect?

All organisations that store, collect or process personal information are required to comply. 

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