News: POPI Act - Notices

Information Regulator on deadline for registration of Information officers and Deputy Information Officers – 22 June 2021

The Information Regulator has confirmed that there will be no deadline for registration of Information officers (IO) and Deputy Information Officers (DIO); this means that no responsible party will be held liable for not registering by 30 June 2021. This decision follows technical glitches with the registration portal and numerous concerns raised by responsible parties regarding the registration process…

PoPIA information officer clarity for community schemes – 28 July 2021

The implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has posed numerous challenges for community housing schemes like sectional title complexes, apartment blocks, residential estates and retirement villages. Issues around the appointment of an information officer, in particular, raised serious concerns, which have now been clarified and resolved by the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)…