POPIA for the Automotive Industry

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

Please share any questions you may have or suggestions for future content here.


Data Subject Request   

POPIA – the new law that gives force to everyone’s constitutional right to privacy – outlines that everyone has a right to find out which parties have their Personal Information, and various information linked to that. This is Lightstone’s service for facilitating Data Subject requests (Section 23 & 24 of POPIA).