POPI- tell me what I need to know in five quick points

  1. The Protection of Personal Information Act becomes effective on 1 July 2020. There is a one year grace period from the commencement date. You have until 30 June 2021 to prepare!
  2. POPI applies to all personal information of a human being or of a juristic person.
  3. If your organisation collects, records, uses, stores, transmits, destroys, or otherwise processes personal information, including that of staff, clients, potential clients, suppliers and service providers, POPI applies to you.
  4. Special protection applies to the personal information of children, and sensitive personal information such as criminal record, health data, sexual history etc.
  5. You can find the Act in an easy-to-read format at https://popia.co.za/
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