Who is responsible for protecting “Personal Information” and “Special Personal Information”
POPIA distinguishes “Personal Information” from “Special Personal Information”. Why is this distinction critical to protecting patient information? And, who are the roleplayers who must ensure that this information is secure?
Season 1 / Episode 2
21 May 2021
There is a legal imperative to comply with POPIA or face serious legal consequences - which Larry expands on. However, the spirit of this Act is principles-based and simply about upholding everyone’s right to privacy. At the end of the day, adherence to the POPIA is simply about doing the…
Discovery Health’s POPIA-readiness efforts date back to 2014. Among initiatives in place are processes to increase internal and external systems’ security, streamline access control and more. Discovery Health has also created three platforms to ensure secure engagement with healthcare providers and protection of medical scheme members’ data.
One of POPIA’s key objectives it to limit information being shared inappropriately. Larry delves into the way in which POPIA considers all areas of sharing patient data, communicating with existing customers and considers the dynamics around direct marketing.
When a patient visits a medical practice for the first time, they fill in a form that provides both clinical and administrative information. What must both doctors and patients know about correctly acquiring, dealing with and disposing of this information? And why is a “Privacy Statement” fundamental in this regard?