Why the POPI Act matters

The right to privacy is enshrined in Section 14 of South Africa’s Constitution and we understand it to be a vital human right. It states: “Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have – (a) their person or home searched; (b) their property searched; (c) their possessions seized; (d) the privacy of their communications […]

The who, where, why, what, how, and when of the POPI Act

Since the POPI Act came into effect on the 1st of July 2020, many businesses have had to rethink the way that they use and store information of individuals. In some ways, it may place a burden on some small business who have been using the same tactics for years to engage with clients and potential clients. […]