Today the bulk of the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) finally becomes operational and your 12 month countdown to compliance begins.
POPI gives effect to your right to privacy and the prescribed principles that must be adhered to before a business may process (collect, use, share, delete) private information about you, are welcomed. For businesses however it means stepping up on internal and external privacy protection processes to make sure these requirements are met. Apart from the reputational damage, hefty fines can follow on non-compliance.
We are conducting monthly Zoom sessions for participants in the Gearing-Up programme, assisting you gradually from doing a GAP analysis regarding personal information in your office, to drafting policies, amending existing employment and third party agreements, and upskilling your staff. Join our Zoom session on 22 July here