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.
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 imposition of Covid-19 Contact Testing almost certainly limits the right to privacy. Whether this limitation can be considered unconstitutional is a question best left to the courts for adjudication, however, given the novel nature of the pandemic and the checks and balances built into Chapter 3 to prevent its abuse, it is highly likely that the contact Testing programme will pass constitutional muster in the event that it is tested.
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The Protection of Personal Information Bill (“POPI”) will place substantial obligations on employers (both individuals and juristic entities) is expected to be enacted soon. It was submitted to the President for signature on 20 August [...]
In 2009, the Protection of Personal Information Bill was tabled in Parliament and for the first time South Africans will have their constitutional right to the privacy of their personal information enforced. The Bill will [...]
Constitutional and common law right to privacy currently exist in South Africa. It’s not an absolute right to privacy but rather one that is balanced against competing interests. The right to be left alone should [...]
Introduction The purpose of the Bill, which is likely to be enacted later this year, is to protect the right to privacy with regard to the processing of personal information, and balance the right to [...]