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The month of July 2021 has seen the full implementation of South Africaโ€™s Protection Of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Added to that, the Information Regulator (South Africa) is also taking over responsibility for the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) from the South African Human Rights Commission.

Lucien Pierce, Attorney at PPM Attorneys joins us in this episode of Tech Legal Matters. Lucien walks us through POPIA in full, providing in-depth insights on how compliance assessments are undertaken. Understanding the many forms, data breaches may occur in practice. Clarifying the nuances around the Information Regulatorโ€™s dual balance between protection of information and promoting access to information.

What you need to know about POPIA and PAIA podcast notes

Document: Protection of Personal Information Act

Organization: Information Regulator (South Africa)

Document: The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000

Organization: South African Human Rights Commission

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