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Protection of Personal Information Act

POPI's purpose is to give effect to the constitutional right to privacy by introducing measures to ensure data subjects' personal information, i.e. employees, is safeguarded when responsible parties, i.e. employers, process it.

Employers will have to comply with the principles enshrined in POPI whenever their employees' personal information is collected, stored or used:

  • If the employer breaches the duties imposed by POPI, it could be faced with an administrative fine of up to R10 000 000.

Owing to the serious consequences that arise from non-compliance with this act, it's essential employers rigidly stick to POPI's provisions by putting compliance procedures in place to ensure the obligations imposed on them are satisfied.

Jacques van Wyk, director: labour and employment law at Werksmans Attorneys has prepared a white paper for us on these requirements.

Follow this link to download this booklet.

 

      Provided by Jacques van Wyk             

 

 



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