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Data Protection Bill Delayed

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICA

April 30, 2010

ITWeb reports on the progress of South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Bill. "We are at the end stages of the bill, but there's still a lot of work to be done," said Ananda Louw, principal state law advisor for the high court of South Africa. A technical subcommittee has been elected to work through the bill and review public comments, the report states, but Louw doesn't expect major changes at this point. The bill was submitted to Parliament in October and was expected to be enacted in May, however, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee is now not expected to enact the bill before this summer's FIFA World Cup.
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