Data Protection

This useful site contains a list of resources on the introduction into law of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA), which the President enacted from 1 July 2020.  All entities in South Africa to whom this Act applies have one year to become compliance.  See https://popiact-compliance.co.za/

The Information Regulator was created under POPIA and is a unit within the Department of Justice.  Also find key resources on their site at https://justice.gov.za/inforeg/

Compliance is key: the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation. 

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Vicarious liability for data breaches – beware! (2019). See https://www.golegal.co.za/data-breaches-liability/

Social media and the law.  See https://www.lssalead.org.za/videos/general (courtesy of the Law Society)

Find out more about hacking and data from Elizabeth de Stadler: https://novcon.co.za/2019/09/06/hacking-data-breaches-we-need-a-new-breed-of-compliance-officer/ (2019)