The Information Regulator has extended the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) provision that requires organisations to obtain prior authorisation if they process certain categories of personal information.
The commencement date of that provision is now 1 February 2022.
In a notice, the Information Regulator says: “The Information Regulator hereby amends the commencement date of section 58(2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (No.4 of 2013), as contained in the Government Notice No.44383 published in Government Gazette No. 297 of 1 April 2021.
“The Information Regulator has, in terms of section 114(3) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (No.4 of 2013), determined the 1 February 2022 as the date on which section 58(2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (No.4 of 2013) shall become applicable to processing referred to in section 57 of the said Act.”
The announcement comes as the Information Regulator is in the process of making final preparations for SA’s data privacy law that is set to kick in on 1 July.
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