Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Director and attends to external publications for the firm as well as conducts ongoing training for estate agent and bankers training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.


Last week the Information Regulator published the Guidelines for Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers, including instructions on how to register your business’ Information Officer with the Information Regulator. Registration can take place from 1 May 2021 onwards.

The Guidance Note also provides more details regarding the responsibilities and liabilities (including possible criminal liability) of the Information Officer and who may fulfil this position. Notably, for non-government entities, the Information Officer must be an employee of the entity at an executive level or equivalent position at management level.

Many businesses are still postponing the inevitable need to obtain assistance with their implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (‘POPIA’). With the 1 July 2021 compliance date nearing, now is a very good time to be chipping away at your business’ POPIA plans, including to nominate and register your Information Officer and to investigate whether you may appoint deputies or third parties to assist, amongst other things.

Read more on POPIA here or contact us at or to make sure you are compliant come 1 July 2021.