Zuma Signs Privacy Bill Into Law
PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH AFRICADecember 2, 2013
President Jacob Zuma’s administration announced on Wednesday that he has signed the Protection of Personal Information Bill into law, reports Global Post. "The act will give effect to the right to privacy, by introducing measures to ensure that the personal information of an individual is safeguarded when it is processed by responsible parties," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj. The bill contains eight principles that express the right to privacy provided in the constitution and establishes the Office of the Information Regulator, which will take over responsibility for the Promotion of Access to Information Act.