With the POPI Act an active topic recently in the HR field, this creates a chance for employers and their employees to show customers, clients a level of common courtesy by protecting their data. It is also part of the business’s role to fulfil its legal responsibility to prevent sensitive information from being leaked or disclosed to the wrong parties.
The Protection of Personal Information Act Is used to set some conditions for responsible parties to process personal information in a lawful manner. The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 aims: To promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies by introducing some conditions needed for processing of personal information. For the provision of issuing codes of conduct that can help in the provision of rights of the people with regards to unrequested electronic communications and automated decision making. To gain control over the flow of personal information across the borders of the country.