Zuma signs Protection of Information Bill into Law

The Protection of Personal Information Bill has been signed into law by President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Jacob Zuma Zuma.

The Act will give effect to the right to privacy, by introducing measures to ensure that the personal information of an individual is safeguarded when it is processed by responsible parties, according to the Presidency.

The Act also seeks to balance the right to privacy against other rights, particularly the right of access to information, and to generally protect important interests, including the free flow of information within and across the borders of the country.

It also provides for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited e-mails and for the establishment of an Information Protection Regulator. – SAnews.gov.za

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