Important POPI Alert – The Information Regulator has been Appointed

By Verlie Oosthuizen, Partner, Employment Law and Head of Social Media Law

On 7 September 2016,  the Information Regulator for Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) has been appointed. This appointment has been sent for confirmation to the Minister of Justice.

The office  of the Information Regulator will comprise of:

  • Chair: Adv Pansy Tlakula
  • Full time members : Adv Stroom & Mr Weapond
  • Part-time Members: Mr. Snail & Prof Pistorius

The Information Regulator is an important office and will oversee the administration of POPI and PAIA.  The first item on their agenda will be deciding the commencement date of POPI. This will, in turn, determine when compliance needs to be achieved. It now becomes important to take action to ensure your business is POPI compliant.

How we can help:
We will keep you updated on any new developments in our newsletters and also on our LinkedIn pages and via Twitter
Verlie Oosthuizen is our POPI specialist and has devised training seminars and POPI audit assistance to help companies to become POPI compliant

For more information on the above contact:

Verlie Oosthuizen

Partner

+27 082 443 7668

voosthuizen@wylie.co.za