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What do you need to know about South Africa’s POPIA

In this whitepaper, you will learn about:

  • The requirements of Cross Border data transfers according to POPIA?
  • How to collect, use, store, delete and manage personal information in compliance with POPIA?
  • What do you need to do to update your data privacy policies and practices according to the requirements of POPIA?
  • The Conditions of Lawful Processing of Personal Information under POPIA?


This guide is useful for any organization processing personal data within the boundaries of South Africa, regardless of whether or not it is domiciled in South Africa.

This is an all-inclusive guide about South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and summarizes what POPIA classifies as personal information, the conditions under which the data be processed, the limitations on data transfers, and the consequences of non-compliance.


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Our Readers Frequently Ask:

POPIA applies to all local and foreign organisations processing personal information in South Africa.

POPIA protects consumer rights with respect to how organisations handle their personal information. It gives consumers greater control over their personal information, informs what information is being collected and what it will be used for so they can make informed decisions.

The fines and penalties vary depending on the offence, with a maximum of with a maximum fine of up to ZAR 10 million.




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