Enforcement for South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will begin on July 1, 2021, and OneTrust can help you get ready. With just a few months left to get your privacy program compliant, organizations should consider how they will meet POPIA’s obligations. 

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POPIA: What You Need to Know 

POPIA was signed into law in November 2013 and came into effect July 1, 2020, beginning a 12-month transition period. During that period the Information Regulator, the data protection authority provided by POPIA, was established and held its first meeting late in 2016.  

The act enshrines the right to privacy and makes provision for a range of data subjects rights, including the rights to notice of collection, to request the correction, destruction, or deletion of personal information, to object to direct marketing, to not be subject to automated processing, and to direct private right of action. 

Key Terms in POPIA 

POPIA uses slightly different terminology compared to many other data protection laws from around the world, the key definitions to note include:  

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How Can OneTrust Help You Get Ready for POPIA? 

OneTrust can help organizations work towards their POPIA compliance and get ready before the July 1 enforcement deadline. OneTrust can help you get your privacy program ready for POPIA with:   

With just a few months before the POPIA enforcement deadlinerequest a demo to find out how OneTrust can support your compliance. 

Further reading on POPIA compliance 

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