Enactment of the Protection of Personal Information Bill delayed

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The latest news on the Bill’s journey through the parliamentary committees is that on 13 February 2013 the NCOP’s Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development heard more detailed submissions from its content advisor, the drafters from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the SA Law Reform Commisson and the Financial Services Board. See this article on Legalbrief Policy Watch.

The minute of that meeting reflects that there is a way to go still for this bill. In addition, the workshop which was planned for early March 2013 was postponed until further notice (see cyber law expert Francis Cronje’s blog).

We will continue with our introductory articles on POPI in the next CLR.