South Africa | Personal Information and COVID-19 - Information Regulator publishes Guidance Note

Pursuant to the Regulations published in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (Regulations) and the subsequent amendments thereto, the Information Regulator, established in terms of The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI Act) has issued a Guidance Note on the processing of personal information of data subjects in the management and containment of COVID-19. (Guidance Note)

The long awaited POPI Act remains partially in effect, meaning that only certain provisions of the statute are in full force and effective. These provisions include the definitions section as well as the sections required to establish the Information Regulator, however, these sections do not create any substantive obligations.

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Co-author: Candidate Attorney, Haafizah Khota


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