What Is The Difference Between POPI and PAIA?

When striving to comply with the acts and regulations in place in a country you first need to properly understand the intention and the purpose of those Acts. The list of Acts is extensive and they are constantly being revised and updated, so staying up to date is essential.

This article serves to explain the difference between the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) that are in place to protect information and the access to it in South Africa.

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

The Objectives of POPI

The POPI Act is in place to protect the flow of information. Any information that can be considered private must be safeguarded against falling into the wrong hands. This includes any information that can be considered personal details.

Compliance with POPI

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What Should We Do Before Deciding To Divorce

Once you have decided that you want a divorce from your spouse, there are a few steps that you need to know. The first thing you should know is the importance of finding and consulting with an attorney before you tell your spouse about your desire for a divorce.

Finding a divorce attorney

Of course, before you can talk to an attorney, you need to find a good one to negotiate and perhaps go to court on your behalf. Most attorneys who spend the majority of time with clients wanting a divorce work under the category of family law. Granted, there are many services associated with family law, but divorce is at the top of the list. Once you have found a few candidates to represent you, then you will want to look at their record in court. There are many lawyers who can negotiate a settlement, but what happens … Read the rest

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