While delayed for a few months possibly by the Covid-19 lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announced recently that the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act (no 4 of 2013) is July 1 2020.

The statute, commonly known as the Popi Act or Popia, is SA’s first law intended to protect people’s privacy, a human right enshrined in section 14 of our bill of rights, as well as to combat the criminal threats of financial and identity theft...

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