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The POPIA Information Regulator has published guidelines in respect of applications to obtain approval to process certain personal information for which “prior approval” is specifically required in terms of the POPI Act.
In terms of POPIA, responsible parties have to obtain prior authorisation from the Information Regulator to process the following personal information:
In the absence of a Code of Conduct having been issued by the Regulator and coming into force in a specific sector or industry in which a business operates, all businesses who are currently processing or plan to process the above-mentioned personal information of data subjects are hereby invited to submit their prior authorisation applications.
Companies may submit their applications for prior authorisation by completing the application form.