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Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013)

Chapter 5 : Supervision

Part B : Information Officer

55. Duties and responsibilities of Information Officer



(1)        An information officer’s responsibilities include—

(a) the encouragement of compliance, by the body, with the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information;
(b) dealing with requests made to the body pursuant to this Act;
(c) working with the Regulator in relation to investigations conducted pursuant to Chapter 6 in relation to the body;
(d) otherwise ensuring compliance by the body with the provisions of this Act; and
(e) as may be prescribed.


(2) Officers must take up their duties in terms of this Act only after the responsible party has registered them with the Regulator.