POPI Compliance

POPI Compliance

If your company processes or handles personal information, PM&A can assist you in complying with the latest South African legislation by improving your security systems.

In November 2013, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was signed into law in South Africa. POPI has significant implications for South African businesses, which may incur potentially severe penalties if they fail to process and store personal information in accordance with the Act. The Act uses a broad definition of ”personal information”, with the result that it will affect a high percentage of businesses.

A commencement date for the Act is still pending, giving South African businesses time to determine what’s required of them.

Once your company is familiar with the Act, PM&A can assist you in addressing compliance issues by beefing up your security, encrypting data and implementing other measures to protect the personal information your company handles.