Meeting POPIA Requirements When Working Remotely

Social distancing has forced many of us to stay at home for the foreseeable future, meaning remote working is, for many, no longer an option but a necessity. Whilst individual safety is at the top of everyone’s priorities, doctors, service providers, accountants, agents and business owners must also be aware of the safety of their […]

By Frikkie Marais | Blog . Uncategorized


Medical practices may, at times, outsource the processing and storage of personal information. There is nothing in the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) that prevents organizations from outsourcing the processing of data. However, regardless of where information is being processed—whether in South Africa or in a foreign country—organizations subject to POPI – must take […]

By Administrator | Blog

Healthcare Reception Desks: Breeding Ground for POPI Compromise

What can patients see on your reception desk? Your reception desk might be one of the most vulnerable locations in your entire practice. Why? Every patient you treat walks up to the reception desk and discusses their visit with the receptionist for at least a minute or two. What do they see when their eyes […]

By Administrator | Academic . Blog

Prepare for POPI by Putting Privacy First

Many businesses view legal compliance as a necessary evil and an obstacle to profits. Thus, compliance is often made a mere formality. Dealing with the complex privacy and data protection rules and regulations is often viewed no differently – be it industry-specific rules such as the National Health Act (healthcare), personal information-specific rules such as […]

By Administrator | Academic . Blog . Research

What you can do now to protect your practice under POPI

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself but because occasionally circumstances.

By | Blog . Research

POPI compliance and becoming POPI compliant: FAQ

We often get questions about POPI that might seem obvious at first sight but do deserve an answer of course.

By Frikkie Marais | Academic . Blog


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