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POPI Enactment Expected This Year

PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICA

March 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.
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