Seugnet van den Berg, MD at consulting firm Bizmod says that organisations that take a proactive approach to the Protection of Personal Information (PoPi) Act will stand themselves in good stead when a regulator is appointed and the principles of the Act are enforced.

“The spirit of PoPi is to ensure that all organisations that hold and process personal data do so carefully and with respect for the rights and interests of the people to whom it pertains. Data protection is here to stay and therefore it’s better to pay attention to it sooner rather than later.”

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