Protection of Personal Information Act
The Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 promotes the protection of personal information by public and private bodies.
The Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) Act has been signed into law by the President on 19 November and published in the Government Gazette Notice 37067 on 26 November 2013. Once the Act is made effective, companies will be given a year’s grace period to comply with the Act, unless this grace period is extended as allowed by the Act.
The President has signed a proclamation declaring some parts of the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013 effective from 11 April 2014. The sections that became effective deals with the appointment of the Information Regulator.
The National Assembly approved the appointment of members to the Information Regulator on 7 September 2016. The Regulator will be responsible for education, monitor and enforce compliance, handle complaints, perform research and facilitate cross-border cooperation.
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