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Draft Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information Published

Friday, 22 September 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zina Girald
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The draft Regulations were published for public comments on the 8th of September 2017. The closing date for public comments is the 7th of November 2017. The Regulations covers the following aspects amongst others:
Section 112(2) of POPIA empowers the Regulator to make Regulations
•    Manner of lodging an objection to processing of personal information;
•    Request for correction or deletion of personal information or destroying or deletion of record
of personal information;
•    Duties and responsibilities of Information Officers;
•    Application to issue a Code of Conduct;
•    Request for data subject's consent for processing of personal information for the purpose of
direct marketing by means of unsolicited electronic communications
•    Submission of complaint or grievance;
•    Regulator acting as conciliator during an investigation;
The Regulator have not made provision for Regulations relating to section 112(2)(c) of POPIA which provides for the processing of health information by certain responsible parties such as insurance companies, medical schemes and pension funds as provided for in section 32(6) of POPIA. The Regulator is of the view that interested parties should make submissions in this regard.

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