The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act, the Act) was introduced to, amongst other things, promote the protection of personal information by public and private bodies, and to introduce conditions as minimum requirements for the processing of personal information. As a result of this and the recent announcement that parties who process personal information (known as the responsible party) on their websites must ensure compliance with the Act, many website owners have been forced to take note of the implications of not adhering to the rules when they collect and process the personal information of clients (known as the data subject).
The Act has provided 8 conditions which must be fulfilled for the lawful processing of personal information. They are:
Written by Mario Grobbler
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