Sep 142017
 
 September 14, 2017  Laws, Non-U.S.

Marcia Klein reports:

Full implementation and enforcement of South Africa’s 2013 privacy law remains a long way off, so companies doing business there aren’t facing an imminent threat of big fines or imprisonment for violations, privacy officials and attorneys told Bloomberg BNA.

Companies could be hit with fines of up to 10 million rand ($765,405)— and up to 10 years’ imprisonment of company leaders—for violating South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI).

But with only a chairman, two full-time members, and a support staff of two, South Africa’s office of the Information Regulator, which will administer POPI, is far from ready to begin implementing and enforcing the privacy law.

Read more on Bloomberg BNA.

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