A study conducted by Comparitech names South Africa as one of the best countries in terms of protecting citizens’ privacy; however, professionals believe there is room for improvement, Daily Maverick reports. The major issue is that the country’s data privacy law, the Protection of Personal Information Act, has yet to go into effect. “The [POPIA] is not yet in force and South Africa’s privacy watchdog, the information regulator, doesn’t have legal powers yet and is operating on a skeleton staff,” said surveillance researcher Murray Hunter. “Until these things change, you can’t say that people’s privacy is adequately protected.”
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