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POPI – It is time to comply!

By |2020-06-23T15:07:23+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Privacy Law, Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

As most of us are aware, The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) was signed into law on 26 November 2013 and we have written numerous articles on the topic in the last few years while waiting for the Act to become fully operational. Certain sections of the Act have been implemented incrementally since April 2014, but it has mostly been a paper tiger.

Commencement of POPI

By |2020-06-23T08:37:59+01:00June 22nd, 2020|ICT Law, Privacy Law|

1st of July 2020 is the date of commencement of the bulk of the remaining sections of POPU. Anyone processing personal information in South Africa will have one year in which to become compliant with the Act.

The lockdown is unconstitutional – De Beer and Others v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

By |2020-06-03T14:11:47+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Articles, Litigation, Regulatory Law|

The lockdown is unconstitutional! The North Gauteng High Court’s decision in De Beer and Others v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (21542/2020). this means that for the next 14 business days, South Africans will continue to live under the regulations of Alert Level 3. Before the expiry of those 14 days, the Minister must republish regulations which give due consideration to the rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.