In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. In this installment, Russell Nel, CIPP/US, CIPT, principal consultant at Privacy Consulting, compares South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act with the GDPR. Nel writes that while POPIA was being finalized, early iterations of the GDPR had been published, meaning the laws share certain concepts. However, several changes were written into the final GDPR, "and so the South African law differs from the GDPR in some key ways that South African companies need to be cognizant of to comply with the GDPR."
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