The role of South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act during the COVID-19 pandemic
After details were announced regarding South Africa's COVID-19 Tracking Database, the country's Information Regulator issued guidance notes regarding the database and collection of people's data. The notes cover how South Africa's government and business should handle people's data during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of the Tech Legal Matters podcast, Yashoda Rajoo, an attorney at PPM Attorneys, joins Tefo Mohapi to elaborate on what role the Information Regulator plays in South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and how it affects South African citizens, as well as how POPIA applies to how the government handles people's personal data.
The discussion also explains the role of POPIA beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.