POPI ACT

Protection of Personal Information Act (often called the POPI Act or POPIA)

Affective From 1 July 2021

POPI ACT Registration Portal

WHAT IS POPI ACT?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (or POPI Act) is South Africa’s equivalent of the EU GDPR. It sets some conditions for responsible parties (called controllers in other jurisdictions) to lawfully process the personal information of data subjects (both natural and juristic persons).

Compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), also known as the POPI Act, will be mandatory for most organizations in South Africa.

The biggest impact is on organizations that process lots of personal information, especially special personal informationchildren’s information, and account numbers. The most affected industries are financial services, healthcare, and marketing.