With the release of final Regulations for the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”, often referred to as “POPI”), the Act’s commencement has become imminent.

Once this happens, business will have a twelve month grace period to prepare, but don’t leave it to the last minute.

Be warned there is a mountain of work ahead! Fines of up to R10 million can be levied for failure to comply with POPIA.

Watch this space! We’ll update you once POPIA’s commencement date is gazetted.