The POPIA back story
On 1 July 2020 South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act or POPIA) officially came into effect.
The Act is designed to give people more control over their personal information and how it gets used.
All businesses must be fully compliant with the Act by 1 July 2021.
POPIA is going to impact the way the automotive industry does business in many ways. In anticipation of the changes, we are
creating and sharing information that may be useful to automotive professionals in preparation for the new ways of working.
To assist you we have compiled a POPIA series titled, Getting to know POPI and over the coming months we
will be sharing monthly insights and information on What POPIA means for your business.
Please note: This information has been created to unpack POPIA and its practical implications for the automotive industry. However, Lightstone does not claim to offer legal advice.
- Series 1: Getting to know POPI
- Series 2: What POPIA means for your business
In Part 1 of this monthly series we focus on the client contact book, also known as master customer and client contact lists – what they are, what information they contain and how the POPI Act will change the way we gain and use that information.
Please note: These conversations have been created to help you unpack POPIA and its practical implications but may not in any way be construed as legal advice from Lightstone (Pty) Ltd or its directors, employees, agents or other representatives (“Lightstone”). The views set out herein are simply Lightstone’s interpretation of several topics related to POPIA and Lightstone does not warrant the correctness, completeness or accuracy of the information set out herein. Please do not rely on this information and seek formal, professional legal advice in relation to POPIA. Lightstone shall not have any liability for any reliance on this information by you or any other third party.
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