Protection of Personal Information

Protection of Personal Information Bill one step closer to being enacted?

According to this Business Day report the Justice Committee may vote on the Bill as early as next week after much deliberation by the Portfolio Committee over the past weeks. This means that the Bill will be one step closer to being tabled in parliament and becoming an Act.

Watch the August edition of the Consumer Law Review for an article on whether the Bill proposes an opt in or opt out approach to direct marketing.

Protection of Personal Information Bill is before the Justice Committee

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) is finally gaining momentum. Yesterday the discussion centred around whether the processing of information relating to criminal behavior (or conviction?) should be restricted. See the article in the Business Day for more information.

Update on the progress of the Protection of Personal Information Bill

The Portfolio Committee received a briefing from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the work done by the Technical Committee on the Protection of Personal Information Bill on 19 June 2012. The Bill is now in its 7th Working Draft.

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