POPI Enactment Expected This Year
PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICAMarch 16, 2012
ITWeb reports on South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Bill, which is expected to be enacted this year. Daniella Kafouris, a risk manager at Deloitte, says the bill is heavy on compliance duties--more so than any other global data privacy legislation--meaning organizations will be faced with many new responsibilities, according to the report. Consulting firm PwC notes that the bill contains subjective terms--"reasonable," "unnecessarily," "reasonably practicable," for example--that might increase organizations' challenges when it comes to creating policies around the law.