Protection of Personal Information Act – Compliance Over Complacency

Protection of Personal Information Act – Compliance over Complacency Many organisations have embarked on a journey to ensure that they are compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), which became enforceable on 1 July 2021. With the deadline already past, it is crucial that companies have good data management practices and processes in […]

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Goods and Services Industry Must Participate and Pay

The Consumer Goods and Service Ombudsman (the Ombud) was established by the Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct (the Code). Until recently, there has been uncertainty as to whether businesses were obliged to subscribe to the Code and pay annual fees that fund the Ombud.  The position was recently clarified when the High […]

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POPI Act is good business practice

Whether the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act is law or not, data protection compliance has become good business practice, largely because of the reputational and financial risk, says Danie Strachan, Adams & Adams Partner.

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The Partners, professionals and staff of Adams & Adams congratulate fellow partner and colleague, Danie Strachan, who was today conferred a Doctorate in Law at a ceremony at the University of Pretoria. Strachan, who graduated from the University with an LLB (cum laude) in 2003, and was admitted as an attorney in 2006, examined the […]

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INTRODUCTION The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) published the draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance on 15 March 2016 and Sector Supplements on 11 May 2016 for public comment. These new draft codes are the next phase in the series of corporate governance codes produced by the IoDSA to guide and benchmark the […]

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South Africa has joined the global anti-spam initiative

The National Consumer Commission is a member of the London Action Plan, which is a coalition formed by a number of regulators to combat spam, phishing and online ills. According to a statement, the members of the London Action Plan have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) relating to unsolicited communications. The purpose of the […]

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The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) and the King Committee has invited public commentary on the draft King IVTM Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016. As a proud partner and sponsor of the King IVTM Report, Adams & Adams will be conducting commentary sessions in May. The King IVTM Report is the fourth edition, setting […]

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