Protection of Personal Information Act
This Act’s effective date is 1 July 2020. It poses a huge compliance challenge for any business- some of the requirements are that you obtain the consent of any person (including a legal entity) before you use, store, move, or destroy their “personal information”. Penalties for non-compliance are intimidating: fines of up to R10 million, prison sentences of up to 10 years as well as damages claims which can include aggravated damages, interest and costs.
How can we assist? We can provide training to the key personnel in your organisation tackling compliance with POPI, undertake a compliance audit, provide you with a compliance checklist, assist with drafting the necessary consent clauses and forms to include into your terms and conditions, provide written opinions on any aspects where interpretation of the Act as it applies to your business is unclear, and consult and advise you as required.
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If you would like to know more about what we do at Broekmann Attorneys, please feel free to contact us and we will help you with your legal issues. We are here to help you!