the popi act
WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT affect you?
The Protection of Personal Information Act, or POPI, establishes a number of minimum requirements that businesses and other organisations must comply with when dealing with people’s personal information. These include having to implement measures and procedures within in an organisation to secure that information.
These new requirements apply to every single entity in the country that processes any personal information, and naturally this includes ALL businesses.
The Act came into effect on 1 July 2020 and introduces fines of up to R 10 million for non-compliance! Thus, becoming compliant with the Act should be a top priority for your business this year.
Please contact us for more detailed information and to find out how you can become compliant.
In association with John Isabelle attorneys,
John Isabelle BA LLB University of Natal (Durban) Mitchell Levieux PPE, LLB (UCT) Associate Designate https://isabelle.co.za/