Demystifying South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)
Cyberattacks in African countries, especially in the key financial centers of South Africa and Kenya have risen drastically this year. The Protection of Personal Information Act, or POPIA, which entered fully into force in July 2021, promotes the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies, and introduces significant obligations regarding reporting and notification of data breach incidents. What are leading corporates doing to implement their POPIA compliance programs, and what are the priorities for South Africa's Information Regulator?
The session will discuss:
- Practical implementation steps that companies are taking to address POPIA compliance
- Priorities for South Africa's Information Regulator
- Best practices for data breach response