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Individuals’ personal information are increasingly being collected, processed and monetised. This phenomenon is exacerbated by ever changing and developing technologies and as a result individuals’ want to safeguard their privacy and are becoming more aware of the value of their personal information...
The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“The POPI Act”) aims to ensure that South African institutions conduct their business in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity or individual’s personal information. The POPI Act does so by holding those institutions accountable should they not process your or anyone else’s personal information in accordance with the conditions imposed by it.