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Protection of Information Act, 1982

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To provide for the protection from disclosure of certain information; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: April 2021


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Latest Developments:

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been by an Information Regulator : date on which section 58(2) of the Act shall become applicable to processing referred to in section 57 of the Act, as per Notice No. 297 of Government Gazette 44383, dated 1 April 2021.

 

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013) has been updated by the publication of the commencement of Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information published under GN R1383 in GG 42110 of 14 December 2018 and Guidelines to develop Codes of Conduct, as per Notice 75, of GG 44191, dated 26 February 2021.

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by the publication of Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018, as per Notice 1383 of GG 42110, dated 14 December, 2018.

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by General Intelligence Laws Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 11 of 2013), Government Gazette 36695, Notice No. 528, dated 23 July 2013.

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by General Intelligence Laws Amendment Act, 2003 (Act No. 52 of 2003)

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by Electronic Communications Security (Pty) Ltd Act, 2002 (Act No. 68 of 2002)

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by Intelligence Services Act, 2002 (Act No. 65 of 2002)

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by Justice Laws Rationalisation Act, 1996 (Act No. 18 of 1996).

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been amended by Intelligence Services Act, 1994 (Act No. 38 of 1994).

 

The Protection of Information Act, 1982 (Act No. 84 of 1982) has been added to the website.