Bregman Moodley Attorneys offers specialised legal services relating to POPIA laws in South Africa. We offer these services to a wide base of different clients, seeing to the legal privacy needs of individuals, while also assisting businesses with ensuring compliance with the law.
WHAT IS POPIA?
The Protection of Private Information Act (POPIA) is often likened to Europe’s GDPR which has been developed to protect the private information of entities and personnel.
The act seeks to find a balance between the protection of the right to privacy and maintaining the competing rights and interests of businesses that use personal information.
It encourages responsibility, security, and consent of information use through 8 governing principles:
- Information processing limitation
- Information purpose specification
- Further processing limitation
- The quality of information
- Security of information
- The wilful participation of data subjects (consent to use information)
At the time of writing, it is estimated that only about 30% of South African companies are prepared for compliance with these 8 principles, which is why we offer our services to both private individuals who seek privacy protection, as well as business entities looking to gain compliance with the POPIA laws in South Africa.
SERVICES FOR PERSONAL CLIENTS
We help our personal clients ensure that their personal information is adequately protected, and to see to it that infractions against POPIA that have affected them are duly resolved and compensated for where possible.
We also offer legal advice with regards to your rights to privacy, to ensure that you are empowered to keep your personal information protected.
ASSISTING WITH COMPLIANCE & DISPUTES
We assist our corporate clients with ensuring compliance with the legislations proposed by POPIA. We do this through offering legal advice and identifying areas of your business that are non-compliant and seek to develop strategies to get you there.
In addition to this, we can assist with representation for claims or disputes surrounding contraventions of POPIA laws in South Africa.
CONTACT BREGMAN MOODLEY ATTORNEYS FOR DETAILS
If you would like to know more about our services related to POPIA laws in South Africa, be sure to get in contact with a representative from Bregman Moodley Attorneys today.