Guidelines, Guidance Notes and Notices
Notification of a security compromise in terms of Section 22 of Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), 22 Sep 2021
In terms of section 22 of the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA), where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the personal information of a data subject has been accessed or acquired by any unauthorised person, the responsible party must notify the Information Regulator (Regulator) and the data subject, unless the identity of such data subject cannot be established.
Notice: Exemption of certain private bodies from compiling manual, 29 Jun 2021
Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000): Exemption of certain private bodies from compiling manual, 29 Jun 2021
Guidance note on processing of Special Personal Information, 28 June 2021
The purpose of this Guidance Note is to guide responsible parties who are required to obtain authorisation from the Regulator to process special personal information, as provided for in section 27(2) of POPIA.
FORM: Follow this link for the Application form for authorisation to process Special Personal Information [ePDF]
GG 45120, GoN 829 - Protection of Personal Information Act: Amendments to Regulations: Comments invited by 30 Sep 2021, 09 Sep 2021
GG 45057, GoN 757 - Promotion of Access to Information Act: Amendment to Regulations, 27 Aug 2021
GG 44881, GoN 644, 23 Jul 2021 - Protection of Personal Information Act: Notice of Code of Conduct: Rockjumpter Birding Tours CC and Willcom (Pty) Ltd - Comment by 14 Aug 2021
Legislation & Relevant Judgments
Follow the link below to view the relevant pieces of legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act 2 of 2000); and court judgments.
CEO's Pledge relating to enterprise-wide risk management and compliance.
Dated: September 2021
Codes of Conduct
Follow this link to view guidelines to develop a Code of Conduct, a checklist, a standard and notices relating to Codes of Conduct published.
Latest notices in terms of Section 61(2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013 (POPIA):
Code of Conduct from Maktaba Stationery TA PNA, 02 August 2021
Code of Conduct from Willow Acres Estate, 02 August 2021
Code of Conduct from WILLCOM (Pty) Ltd, 02 August 2021
Code of Conduct from Silk Route Gold (Pty) Ltd, 02 August 2021
Policies, Plans & Terms of Reference