POPI Act Finally Has the Power | Data Protection SA

POPI Act Finally Has the Power

The POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013) in South Africa became effective in 2016, however, as most businesses know, it has had little in the way of enforcement. This status has completely changed effective July 1, 2020, because now POPIA is empowered with the ability to investigate and fine responsible parties for […]

Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion?

Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion?

In November, 2013, the President enacted PoPI and since that time there have been continual questions as to when all of the process will in effect. While some of the portions of the Act came into effect in 2014, there has been a number of substantial revisions that require future dates for such lawful processing […]

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Human Error And Data Breaches

In a time known for cyber hackers, a majority of suspicion for any security breach has been to look to external forces, often on an international level. Cybercrime in South Africa has been at such a scale, that the government instituted the Popi Act (Protection of Personal Information). However, based on a new study, it […]