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PoPIA Deadline Extended – Information Officer Registration Portal Broken

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TechInAfrica – The 1 July 2021 compliance deadline has been rejected, after a progression of technical glitches with the Information Regulator’s enrollment gateway for data officials hoping to accomplish compliance with the PoPI Act.

In a statement delivered on Tuesday, the Information Regulator said that this choice existed on various concerns brought by responsible people related to the enlistment cycle.

Information Regulator chair Pansy Tlakula said that the controller is now investigating the elective enlistment process and will impart this at the appropriate time. The Information Regulator realizes that its gateway failing has caused a ton of nervousness and alarm, and for that, the Information Regulator truly apologizes.

Deadline Extended by 1 Year

With this, the regulator has extended the applications for prior authorization in terms of section 57 (1) subject to section 58 (2) to 1 February 2022.

Tlakula added that PoPIA implementation powers as declared by the President of South Africa in June 2020, in any case, will become effective starting at 1 July 2021. The Information Regulator had in this manner managed the cost of people who are accountable for a one-year effortlessness period to be manageable with PoPIA.

The regulator stated that for responsible parties to be yielding with Popia, they are needed among numerous activities to name and enroll their official’s data with the Information Regulator and register for ‘earlier authorization’ before handling individual data.

The enrollment of a CEO as an information officer for numerous legitimate elements has been taken over, the controller says, presently permitting CEOs to enlist as their organization’s IO too.

After the registration portal setting has been renovated to allow these changes, the announcement will come.

The Information Regulator says that it has seen expanded commitment from responsible parties with the controller as the earlier cutoff time was coming closer.


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