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Getting on top of POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Act (called POPI) was promulgated to enforce the Constitutional right to privacy, which includes the right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information. It is naturally subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at balancing the right to privacy with other rights, specifically the right to access to information and protecting important interests. Organisations should take note of the definition of personal information, which means any information relating to an identifiable natural or juristic person, including but not limited to the following: Information relating to race, gender, sex, pregnancy,…