Technology

POPI and You

Everybody already has right to privacy as per Section 14 of Constitution) and under common
law, but POPI enhances your ability to protect your personal information

Protection of informational privacy generally limits ability of people to gain, publish or use information about others without their consent

Individuals therefore have control not only over who communicates with them, but also who has access to flow of their personal information

POPI applies to every person who processes personal information of another person and regulates trans border flow of data.
Exclusions:
Processing in course of household or personal activity

Processing by state bodies involved in crime prevention and national security
Processing of personal information which takes place solely for purpose of journalistic, literary or artistic expression. However, journalists must belong to a professional body that provides adequate safeguards in its code of conduct for protection of personal