Privacy Law

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.

Eyes in the Sky: The Introduction of COVID-19 Contact Testing

By |2020-04-08T13:47:48+01:00April 8th, 2020|Litigation, Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

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.