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South Africa’s POPIA

Last Updated on March 14, 2024

South Africa POPIA

To protect the data of individuals in South Africa, Parliament passed the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) on 19th November 2013. The commencement date of sections establishing the national data protection authority was 11th April 2014. The commencement date of the remaining sections (excluding sections 110 and 114(4)) was 1st July 2020. POPIA came into effect on July 1st, 2021 and the Regulator is now able to take enforcement actions against any violations.


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