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What Does “PROCESSING” Personal Information Really Mean?

As set out in our January 2014 article,  the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 or “POPI” (hereafter referred to as either “POPI” or the “Act”) dictates that personal information should be processed lawfully in order for businesses to comply with the provisions of the Act. This article will be the first in a […]

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The General Aspects Businesses Need to Know About the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

Introduction The protection of personal information Act or “POPI” (which was gazetted in November 2013) is aimed at regulating the use of and the safeguarding of such information. Importantly affected businesses and persons have 12 months from the effective date (which is still to be announced) to comply. This means that businesses have to establish […]

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