Disposing of your personal info is now law

Administrator
February 5, 2015
24 Shares 444 Views
1 Comments

What is POPI all about?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information.

Personal Information broadly means any information relating to an identifiable, living natural person or juristic person (companies, CC’s etc.) and includes, but is not limited to:

  • contact details: email, telephone, address etc.
  • demographic information: age, sex, race, birth date, ethnicity etc.
  • history: employment, financial, educational, criminal, medical history
  • biometric information: blood type etc.
  • opinions of and about the person
  • private correspondence etc.

Processing means broadly anything done with the Personal Information, including collection, usage, storage, dissemination, modification or destruction (whether such processing is automated or not).

 


Great News for locals!

10 / 10 Stationers has partnered with Fellowes to offer unbeatable prices on the following shredders. This will help Ballitonians to securely dispose of any personal information, check these specials out below!

If you take your protection of your personal information seriously and would like to know more about the above high quality shredders call 10/10 Stationers on 032 586 1690 they even offer free local delivery!


Why should I comply with POPI?

POPI promotes transparency with regard to what information is collected and how it is to be processed. This openness is likely to increase customer confidence in the organisation.

POPI compliance involves capturing the minimum required data, ensuring accuracy, and removing data that is no longer required. These measures are likely to improve the overall reliability of the organisation databases.

Compliance demands identifying Personal Information and taking reasonable measures to protect the data. This will likely reduce the risk of data breaches and the associated public relations and legal ramifications for the organisation.

Non-compliance with the Act could expose the Responsible Party to a penalty of a fine and / or imprisonment of up to 12 months. In certain cases the penalty for non-compliance could be a fine and / or imprisonment of up 10 years.

Comments

You may be interested

Truck and Vehicle collision on N2 leaves 1 dead
Ballito News
7 shares785 views
Ballito News
7 shares785 views

Truck and Vehicle collision on N2 leaves 1 dead

Administrator - Jun 19, 2017

A truck and light motor vehicle collided on the N2 before Zinkwazi earlier yesterday evening. As per eye witnesses the…

Fashion Fusion at LOL’s
Fashion
2 shares746 views
Fashion
2 shares746 views

Fashion Fusion at LOL’s

Administrator - Jun 06, 2017

Saturday the 3rd of June 2017 locals were treated to a fashion show and food fusion evening at Lol's Food…

5 Expensive items proving vanity above all
Buy
10 shares1,480 views
Buy
10 shares1,480 views

5 Expensive items proving vanity above all

Administrator - Jun 05, 2017

Everyone loves a little bit of luxury in their lives but some enjoy paying way too much for items that…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.