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Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 38 of 2001)

Chapter 3 : Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorist and Related Activities and Financial Sanctions Control Measures

Part 3 : Reporting duties and access to information

41A. Protection of personal information


(1) The Centre must ensure that appropriate measures are taken in respect of personal information in its possession or under its control to prevent—
(a) loss of, damage to or unauthorised destruction of the information; and
(b) unlawful access to or processing of personal information, other than in accordance with this Act and the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013).


(2) In order to give effect to subsection (1) the Centre must take reasonable measures to—
(a) identify all reasonable and foreseeable internal and external risks to personal information in its possession or under its control;
(b) establish and maintain appropriate safeguards against the risks identified;
(c) regularly verify that the safeguards are effectively implemented; and
(d) ensure that the safeguards are continually updated in response to new risks or deficiencies in previously implemented safeguards.


[Section 41A inserted by section 26 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (Act No. 1 of 2017)]