PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT
WHAT IS THE POPI ACT?
The POPI Act is:
The promotion of the Protection of Personal Information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
What is the purpose of this act?
To give effect to the constitutional rights to privacy, by safeguarding personal information when processed by a responsible party, subject to justifiable limitations……..
To regulate the manner in which personal information may be collected, processed and stored…….
To provide persons with rights and remedies to protect or have their information protected in accordance with the act……
To establish voluntary and compulsory measures to ensure respect for and to promote, enforce and fulfil the rights protected by this act…..
Who should comply?
Every entity that provides/offers a product/service to the public which during this process collects information about the person buying from the provider/supplier, being a registered or sole entity.
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