Barry Botha Breytenbach

How does the POPI act affect credit bureaus?

When it comes to the protection of personal information, there are two acts that govern businesses and those working with such information. The Protection of Privacy Information Act (POPIA), which came into effect on the 1st day of July 2021, and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), which came into effect on the 9th day of […]

The POPI Act is about more than just adding new rules

The right to privacy is enshrined in Section 14 of South Africa’s Constitution and we understand it to be a vital human right. It states: “Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have – (a) their person or home searched; (b) their property searched; (c) their possessions seized; (d) the privacy of their communications […]

The POPIA is in Effect: What This Means for You

Data is everywhere. In fact, because of the nifty autosave setting on the word processer used for writing this sentence, new information is being added to the Internet as it is typed. Every day we are engaging in hundreds or even thousands of little data exchanges. When we take stock of these minute transactions, it’s […]