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March 3, 2021

POPIA Webinar: All you need to know and more

South Africa’s Data Protection Act (POPIA) was signed into law in 2013, although not all sections became effective at the time. Retirement funds also have to comply with POPIA, and the Information Regulator will start enforcing POPIA one year after its commencement date, which means that funds have until 30 June 2021 to ensure compliance.

Although funds may need to rely on their service providers to ensure compliance to a certain extent, pro-active steps will be required from the Board to determine the level of compliance and how to monitor this on an ongoing basis.

To understand POPIA better and enable trustees and information officers to comply, a training session on POPIA and its requirements were presented, along with practical examples.