Protection of Personal Information

Security Compromises Notification forms published

Although we have already notified the Information Regulator of security compromises our clients have suffered using our own template, the Information Regulator has released form SCN1 which should now be used to report security compromises to the Information Regulator.

Overthinking the Protection of Personal Information Act: The last POPIA book you will ever need

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for our book to come out, the wait is almost over! JUTA has released a teaser chapter on direct marketing as well as the opportunity to pre-order the book which you can find here: https://juta.co.za/catalogue/over-thinking-the-protection-of-personal-information-act-the-last-popia-book-you-will-ever-need_28702. 

Final POPIA regulations published

The final version of the Regulations published in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act have been published. While they are much improved from the original version there are still some real problems with the Information Regulator's approach to direct marketing. 

Draft POPI regulations published

The draft POPI regulations have been published and they are certainly interesting. In particular the direct marketing provisions will probably cause some heart attacks among marketers. The regulations require that form 4 be used in order to get a customer to agree to receive direct marketing. 

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