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Protection of Personal Information

Bill Number: B9-2009Act Number: 4 of 2013
Status
Bill Status
Original Act
Draft Bill

Draft bill full text

Access to the draft bill on the South African Law Reform Commission website

Year of publication

2005

Explanatory Summary

Published in GG 32495 of 14 August 2009 – access for Government Gazette subscribers, or purchase this document

Parliamentary Documents
DateTypeTitle
2009-10-06Briefing PaperProtection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Departmental Briefing
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: IGC
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: CBA
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: SAB
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Wits
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: SA Law Reform Commission
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Eskom
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: SABS
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Banking Association
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: PSAM
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Webber Wentzel
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Massmart
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: DMASA
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Telkom
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: MultiChoice
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: MIH Internet Africa
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Cosatu
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: ASISA
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: CFCR
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Nelson Mandela Foundation & SA History Archive
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Firstrand
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: BUSA
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Woolworths
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: CGE
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Etv
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Law Society
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: NAB
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: SAIA
2009-10-14SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: SANEF
2009-10-21Policy DocumentProtection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Issues for Consideration
2009-10-27SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: DMASA Follow Up
2009-10-28SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: ASISA (2)
2009-10-28SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: IGC (2)
2010-08-13Discussion DocumentProtection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Working Draft (August 2010)
2010-08-13SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: ASISA (3)
2010-08-13SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Banking Association (2)
2011-02-08Briefing PaperProtection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Status Report
2011-02-15SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: ODAC
2011-02-16SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Sanef
2011-02-16SubmissionHearings on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: Avusa
2011-10-12Briefing PaperProtection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009]: FIC
2012-09-11Committee ReportReport of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9-2009], dated 5 September 2012
2013-06-14Committee ReportReport of the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development on the Protection of Personal Information Bill [B9B-2009], dated 12 June 2013
Further Information
Sabinet Monitoring Articles
News Articles
South Africa's POPI Act ? What you need to knowMy Broadband2020-04-02
New laws could put an end to spam callsCape Town Etc2020-02-28
POPI Regulations: Consent to direct marketingThe Small Business Site2020-02-21
Final POPI regulations publishedITWeb2019-01-09
Discovery moves to contain spread of clients' personal informationBusiness Day2018-10-15
Direct marketers slam POPI 'opt-in' provisionsITWeb2018-07-25
A Healthier Outlook on POPIehealthnews2018-05-10
What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemesBizcommunity2018-05-08
Marketers often act as if there is no law, says Information RegulatorThe Times2018-02-14
The new privacy laws every South African needs to know after MiWay's royal blunderBusinessTech2018-02-14
White Paper Released on POPIA for Businesses to Prepare for Legislation ChangesMyPR2018-01-26
POPI Act uncertainties lingerITWeb2017-11-21
Regulator makes steady progress on POPI ActITWeb2017-09-12
Current legal Popi legislation is wobblyBusiness Report2017-05-25
GDPR first, POPI second: law expertITWeb2017-05-19
POPI a major challenge for SA healthcare industryITWeb2017-03-13
Cheers for protection of personal informationBusiness Report2017-02-17
PoPI delays impact on employer accountabilityEngineering News2016-01-15
10% of S African firms victims of cyberattack in past yearEngineering News2015-11-03
Personal information laws risk stifling small businessMoneyweb2015-10-02
Popi Act risks stifling small businessTech Central2015-10-02
Cold-call pests face jailThe Times2015-09-10
Five things you need to know about POPIIT-Online2015-03-09
Protection of Personal Information Act riles up industriesMoneyweb2015-01-13
POPI benefits SA companiesIT-Online2014-12-15
POPI could kickstart data optimisationIT-Online2014-11-20
HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisationIT News Africa2014-11-12
Big data analysis could fall foul of POPIIT-Online2014-10-08
POPI offers businesses the chance to 'clean house'Bizcommunity2014-07-08
POPI Act brings burden to businessesIT-Online2014-05-26
POPI becomes lawFANews2013-11-27
POPI to create new roles in enterpriseIT News Africa2013-11-04
POPI headache set to strikeBizcommunity2013-10-22
A memory stick worth millionsMoneyweb2013-09-10
Bill targets firms who pass on your personal detailsIOL2013-07-06
PPI Bill - the implicationsITWeb2013-06-18
POPI - what businesses might be overlookingIT News Africa2013-03-15
Survey results: only 26% of South African companies preparing for POPI BillITWeb2012-11-06
Protection of Personal InformationProperty242012-10-26
Privacy law an onerous burdenITWeb2012-09-14
Ground-breaking privacy Act imminentITWeb2012-09-12
ISPA welcomes PoPI Bill finalisationIT-Online2012-09-11
ISPA welcomes recent personal info bill finalisationBizcommunity2012-09-11
Support for POPI Bill from DMABizcommunity2012-08-23
Privacy Bill no threat to bloggersMail and Guardian2012-08-03
Law will target direct marketingDaily News2012-08-02
Other info bill 'not an attack on media'IOL2012-08-01
Privacy bill applies to businessBusiness Report2012-04-13
PoPI laws will also apply to companiesIT-Online2012-04-11
Scramble to meet PPI Bill deadlineITWeb2012-04-10
Protecting personal information to take centre stageITWeb2012-02-23
Personal info bill to tie state and companies in knots - PwCBusiness Report2011-11-24
Spam law heads to junk folderITWeb2011-07-08
PPI Bill implications baffle SA businessesITWeb2011-06-14
No relief for credit consumersITWeb2011-03-18
Delayed kick-off for privacy BillITWeb2010-08-29
Personal information Bill will limit cold callingMail and Guardian2010-04-20
Privacy Bill to cost billionsITWeb2010-02-26
2010 pressure mounts on privacy BilldefenceWeb2009-11-26
High costs of privacy BillITWeb2009-11-03
More time needed for privacy BillITWeb2009-10-22
Privacy law gets Cabinet nodITWeb2009-08-14
Privacy Bill promises protectionITWeb2008-10-08
Industry safe from data BillITWeb2008-02-29
Opinion Pieces
The PoPI legacy system headache in SACover2018-07-04
POPIA - what does it mean for you and your business?Polity.org.za2018-06-05
Personal information leaks: Understanding your legal rightsPolity.org.za2018-03-03
When will POPI come into force?SA Financial Regulation Journal2018-02-22
PoPI requires effective data management structuresBizcommunity2017-10-31
Draft Regulations Relating to the Protection of Personal InformationPolity.org.za2017-10-26
Common POPI mistakes laid bareITWeb2017-05-31
Direct Marketing vs POPIGoLegal2017-05-29
Get a head start on PoPI complianceIT-Online2017-05-25
The Information Regulator's First Briefing on POPIPolity.org.za2017-02-16
Possible POPI Commencement DatesInsurance Gateway2017-02-13
Laying the Foundation for PoPI: Communication, Inclusion, Transparencyehealthnews2017-02-06
EasyPOPI: Urgent statutory changes: POPI requirements for all businessPolity.org.za2016-12-14
POPI becomes a RealityInsurance Gateway2016-10-19
How to prepare for POPIPolity.org.za2016-07-27
POPI: The right to protect your personal informationInsurance Gateway2016-01-26
Progress On POPI In 2015GoLegal2016-01-14
Popi has hidden benefits for some small companiesMoneyweb2015-10-13
The Protection of Personal Information Act - The upcoming compliance battlePolity.org.za2015-09-28
Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than a kitten!ITWeb2015-08-11
Practical solutions for storing information help organisations gear up for PoPIPolity.org.za2015-08-05
Get your small business ready for POPITechsmart2015-07-13
POPI: The race to data safetyITWeb2015-06-05
Public sector falling behind in POPI Act compliancePolity.org.za2015-06-03
Are you prepared for what POPI has in store?Polity.org.za2015-05-11
Impact of POPI Act on sectional titleProperty242014-12-02
PoPI is not a Flower - Part 1Insurance Gateway2014-10-30
POPI compliance: Will your company culture play a supporting role?ITWeb2014-10-13
Direct marketing: How POPI has redrawn the battle linesPolity.org.za2014-10-02
New POPI Act brings operational, financial and legal burden to businesses and their third party outsource service providers - Grant ThorntonPolity.org.za2014-05-21
Unlocking the why, the how and the who of PoPIPolity.org.za2014-05-09
Certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act come into forcePolity.org.za2014-04-14
Is your business ready for POPI?BusinessTech2014-03-15
POPI is not all doom and gloomIT-Online2014-03-11
'Processing' personal information in terms of POPIPolity.org.za2014-03-07
SA businesses are not ready for new privacy protection legislation - Grant ThorntonPolity.org.za2014-03-06
POPI and social media: What companies should knowPolity.org.za2014-02-25
PoPI - Can you afford not to comply?Polity.org.za2014-02-20
Becoming POPI compliantPolity.org.za2013-12-11
Getting with the POPI programmeITWeb2013-12-02
Protection of Personal Information Act signed into lawPolity.org.za2013-11-29
POPI becomes lawPolity.org.za2013-11-27
The effects of POPI on direct marketingFANews2013-10-16
The Full Impact Of POPIThe Marketing Site2013-10-07
The full impact of POPIITI News2013-10-07
The Protection of Personal Information Bill from an employment perspectivePolity.org.za2013-09-17
The Protection of Personal Information Bill from an employment perspectivePolity.org.za2013-09-17
POPI must complyBizcommunity2013-09-12
Protection of Personal Information BillFANews2013-09-10
POPI to have major impactCover2013-05-22
Does the Protection of Personal Information Bill really protect you?Polity.org.za2013-03-11
Insurance marketers bewareMoneyweb2013-01-29
Protection of Personal Information Bill: Just what is it all about?Polity.org.za2012-09-13
Unpacking Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI)Bizcommunity2012-09-13
Protection of Personal Information - implementation checklistPolity.org.za2012-06-01
Is the Protection of Personal Information Bill a necessary evil or opportunity?Polity.org.za2012-05-18
Direct marketing: unsolicited electronic communicationPolity.org.za2012-01-31
The Protection of Private Information Bill 9 of 2009: How does it affect employers?Polity.org.za2011-12-12
The death of opted-in communications in South Africa?mybroadband2011-08-16
An officer and a regulator - the role of the information protection officer under the Protection of Personal Information BillPolity.org.za2011-02-08
POPI Bill could render your database worthlessBizcommunity2010-06-09
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