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.