Bonnie Tubbs reports that South Africa is getting closer to having a privacy law:
A significant step towards the enactment of what has been called a ground-breaking law for personal privacy in SA – the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) – was taken by the powers that be yesterday.
POPI, which has existed only in a working draft form up until now, edged closer to finalisation yesterday when it made its way through the National Assembly (NA) for its second reading. Tabled in 2009 and on the cards since the early part of this century, it is believed the Act will come to fruition before the end of the year.
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