Please take note of the following POPIA updates:
Registration of Information Officers:
- the registration of Information Officers will be accepted after the due date of 30 June 2021, to compensate for the delay caused on the part of the Regulator.
Promotion to Access of Information Act (PAIA) Manual:
- the Information Regulator will make available, on its website, a Promotion to Access of Information Act (PAIA) Manual template for responsible parties to use. This Manual need not be submitted to the Information Regulator, unless expressly requested by the Regulator. It should be placed on the responsible party’s website and be available for public inspection at its main place of business.
Guidance Note on the application for exemptions:
- a Guidance Note on the application for exemptions from the conditions for lawful processing of personal information has been published on the website of the Information Regulator. To see the Guidance Note, click here.
Postponement of ‘Prior Authorisation’ provision:
- the Information Regulator has postponed the date of implementation of section 58(2) of the Act, regarding the prohibition of processing of personal information which is still awaiting ‘prior authorisation’ from the Information Regulator. To see the notice, please click here.
Please note that the date of implementation of POPIA remains 1 July 2021.