The Information Regulator held its first public briefing on Monday, 13 February 2017 regarding the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) act, or POPIA, as it is now referred to by the Information Regulator.
“Any public or private body or any other person that processes personal information, which includes collecting, receiving and/or storing any such personal information, needs to be aware of all POPI related developments,” says Alexia Christie, a Partner at Webber Wentzel’s Technology, Media, Telecommunications & Intellectual Property Practice.
Webber Wentzel notes these key highlights of the briefing:
“POPI compliance may require considerable time, effort and resources. Even a 12 month grace period may not be sufficient. Our advice is to take steps, now, to ensure you are POPI-ready,” Christie recommends.