POPIA’s effective date released

Businesses will have 12 months from 1 July 2020 to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“the Act”), according to a statement released by the President, Mr. Ramaphosa on the 22nd June 2020.

Effectively, all businesses which process personal information of both natural persons and juristic persons must comply with the Act’s 8 conditions for lawful processing by
1 July 2021.

It is important to remember that
processing is very widely defined in the Act and includes the use, collection, communication, organisation, storage, deletion, transfer, dissemination, linking, copying etc. of any information that is capable of identifying a person.

Should you require the assistance from experts of KISCH IP, in complying with the above said Act or in preparing a POPIA policy, please do not hesitate to contact our commercial department at
merciaf@kisch-ip.com or anolan@kisch-ip.com

We look forward being of assistance to you.