[LISTEN] Simplifying the Protection of Personal Information Act

The purpose of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPi) Act is to ensure all South African businesses conduct themselves in a responsible manner when it comes to collecting, processing, storing and sharing the personal information of entities or individuals.

Gazetted in 2013, the legislation aims to grant citizens certain rights and the ability to exercise a certain level of control over their details.

Leading expert on the PoPI Act advocate Allan Lambert joined Azania Mosaka on her show to guide listeners through the details of the act and share more on its inception.

He says while only some of the provisions of the legislation are effective and draft regulations are being established, people should become cognisant of PoPI.

A number of businesses are PoPI compliant and have done a lot to make sure they are ready for when PoPI becomes effective.

Advocate Allan Lambert, Leading expert on PoPI Act - Lambert Legal

It is probably the most intrusive legislation there is because it affects all organisations, whether they are public or private and affects individuals.

Advocate Allan Lambert, Leading expert on PoPI Act - Lambert Legal

He explains what stipulates personal information in this instance.

What it is in a nutshell is any information by which a person can be identified either directly or indirectly. My ID number for example is personal information because I can be dirrcetly identified from that. Also information which doesn't directly say that this is Adam Lambert for example. It could be a cellphone number. You need to look at the context and the time.

Advocate Allan Lambert, Leading expert on PoPI Act - Lambert Legal

Lambert says the act is heavily influenced by international legislation. He says the reason for the act is that personal information can be used for the wrong reasons.

People can be badly affected if their information is gets out.

Advocate Allan Lambert, Leading expert on PoPI Act - Lambert Legal

Click on the link below to hear more on the legislation...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Masterclass:  The Attention Economy

[LISTEN] Masterclass: The Attention Economy

CEO and founder at Ignitive Ad Agency Muzi Kuzwayo shares his insights.

[LISTEN] Masterclass: Disciplining kids without corporal punishment

[LISTEN] Masterclass: Disciplining kids without corporal punishment

Azania chats to educational psychologist Tshepiso Matentjie about the alternatives to physical discipline.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on memory

[LISTEN] Masterclass on memory

Azania sat down with Head of the Memorycare Clinic Dr Ryan Fuller and Psychiatrist, Dr Lolita Mostert.

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Azania spoke to Food Science Department chair at Stellenbosch University Prof Gunnar Sigge about the field of study.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

Azania Mosaka spoke to Executive Officer at the Academy of Science of South Africa Prof Himla Soodyall.

Popular articles
Lockdown Blues: How to create fun for your kids using basic home supplies

Lockdown Blues: How to create fun for your kids using basic home supplies

Parenting expert Nikki Bush kicks off a four-part series on becoming a hero to your children during the Covid-19 lockdown.

'CT needs neighbourhood watches authorised to help enforce lockdown compliance'

'CT needs neighbourhood watches authorised to help enforce lockdown compliance'

JP Smith says Capetonians were largely cooperative on Day One of lockdown, but there were pockets of 'massive' non-compliance.

'SANDF organising to fetch masks in China for SA medical personnel'

'SANDF organising to fetch masks in China for SA medical personnel'

Sama chair Dr Angelique Coetzee expands on the crisis facing hospitals and clinics because of a shortage of protective gear.

Moody's drops SA's credit rating to junk

Moody's drops SA's credit rating to junk

The ratings agency cited weak growth and a decline in fiscal strength as its main reasons for the downgrade.

Health Dept revises COVID-19 death toll down to 1

Health Dept revises COVID-19 death toll down to 1

The department also confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases now stood at 1,170.

Cele: Lockdown of SA a success

Cele: Lockdown of SA a success

Members of the COVID-19 national command council are updating the nation on the coronavirus lockdown situation.

[LOCKDOWN] Police close shops in Hillbrow, services in Zandspruit 'depressing'

[LOCKDOWN] Police close shops in Hillbrow, services in Zandspruit 'depressing'

Eyewitness News reporters Edwin Ntshidi and Theto Mahlakoana give updates on situations in the two areas.

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart test positive for Covid-19

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart test positive for Covid-19

The party released a statement on Friday confirming the news.

'WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent'

'WhatsApp doesn't know what fake news is being sent'

Business Insider associate editor Phillip de Wet explains why WhatsApp can't stop fake news on its platforms.

LOCKDOWN: I believe courts will adopt common sense on joint custody - lawyer

LOCKDOWN: I believe courts will adopt common sense on joint custody - lawyer

Attorney Clorinda Scalco says there is some confusion despite a directive that parents can continue contact with their children.