South Africa's first data protection authority is in the process of setting up shop, but local legal professionals are skeptical about how well-resourced it will be. Its budget allocation in the current financial year is just 10 million rand (roughly $770,000), although that will rise to 25 million rand in the next financial year. "If you consider the role of this regulator and how important it is, 10 million rand is way under what it should be," says one critic. The country passed its data protection law in 2013, but it won’t be fully operational until the regulator is as well. David Meyer has the story in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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