Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) & the Right to Access to Information (PAIA)

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Section 18 Notification

Transparency about which information is being collected, who collects and gets access to the information, and for what purpose it will be used, is one of the most important principles of POPIA compliance.

In fact, an entire section of POPIA is devoted to the notification obligation: Section 18. If personal information is collected, the responsible party must take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that the data subject is aware of—

A section 18 notification must be displayed before the information is collected if the personal information is collected directly from the data subject, or else as soon as reasonably practicable after it has been collected.