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Data Bill to Become Law in Coming Months

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICA

December 20, 2011

Business Day reports on South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Bill. The legislation will go into effect in the first quarter of 2012, and according to one expert, companies will only have one year to reach compliance even though they may need up to three years to do so. Deloitte Senior Manager of Risk Advisory Daniella Kafouris, CIPP/U.S., said, "We are taking the next step (with the act) to align ourselves with our international counterparts. Several countries are not prepared to share information if they are not assured by legislation such as Protection of Personal Information Bill that the security and integrity of personal information will be protected."
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