n Without Prejudice - Protecting personal information : consumer law

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



So, can we look forward to the end of spam and unsolicited sales calls? South Africa is finally set to fall in line with international standards for the collection and handling of personal information with the passing, late last year, of The Protection of Personal Information Bill, 2009. The Bill is not yet in force and may still be substantially amended but at this stage it is useful to gain an overview of what the regulatory framework will look like so that companies can start preparing for compliance or even become involved in the finalisation of the Bill before it is enacted.

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