A simple guide to one of South Africa’s current top-of-mind legal talking points, the Protection of Personal Information Act
Is your civic tech project PoPI-compliant? The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has been a talking point for businesses for several years now, but with the appointment of the Information Regulator, the time has come for civic tech initiatives get serious about PoPI compliance .
At our recent Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) event, media lawyer Dario Milo presented on PoPI , offering some key guidelines for how to interpret the legislation, what penalties non-compliant organisations may face, and the simplest solutions for compliance. Drawing from that and additional research, here is our straightforward CTIN guide to PoPI for civic tech.