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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Do Red Light Cameras Save Lives?

Traffic studies done by the National Traffic and Safety Administration show that red light cameras installed at major intersections save lives. They slow drivers down and improve safety for other drivers and pedestrians that can be seriously injured or killed by a driver running a red light.

In 2014, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed data from accident statistics that showed 126,000 people were injured and 710 people were killed due to drivers running red lights. As a result of these findings, many cities around the country installed red light cameras to reduce accidents and improve traffic safety. When red light cameras capture a picture of a vehicle passing through an intersection after the light turns red, the image is turned over to law enforcement. Police investigate the photo, check the license plate, and issue a traffic ticket to the registered owner of the vehicle.

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