#1  A brief history of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

Larry takes us back to November 2013 when the Act was signed into law. He also explains the appointment of the Information Regulator at the end of 2016, and processes that have led to the 1 July 2021 cut-off date for full POPIA compliance.
Season 1 / Episode 1 21 May 2021 English South Africa Education

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