As POPI is not yet in full force and effect, its usefulness lies in providing businesses with an overview of what the regulatory framework will look like to prepare for compliance. So what can we look forward to when POPI is in full force and effect? Can we look forward to the end of spam and unsolicited sales calls?
Although POPI was signed into law on 26 November 2013 it is not yet fully operational. Its implementation hinges on the publication of a commencement date by the President. Once that date has been published, businesses will have a grace period of one year within which to be fully compliant with POPI.
POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act) provides 8 minimum requirements for businesses to comply with. It is essential that businesses comply with these requirements whenever personal information relating to employees and customers is processed.
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