POPI Update: Information Regulator invites comment on the Guidelines to develop Codes of Conduct

Although there are still no clear indicators related to when the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) will come into force, there have been some recent POPI related developments.

The Information Regulator has published (for comment) draft Guidelines to develop Codes of Conduct under POPI.

The Guidelines set out the form and contents to which the Codes of Conduct must adhere. For example, according to the Guidelines, a Code of Conduct could provide clarity to an industry or body (specifically, a body that exercises a regulatory or supervisory role in an industry or profession) as to how the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information (which includes the personal information of natural persons and juristic persons, such as companies and trusts) are to be applied and complied with, given the particular features of an industry or body in which the responsible parties are operating.

The Guidelines govern various aspects, such as:

  • resources required in order to develop and implement a Code of Conduct;
  • practical guidelines on how to draft a Code of Conduct;
  • complaints handling procedures; and
  • reviewing, varying and revocation of approved Codes of Conduct.


These materials are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. While every effort is made to update the information regularly and to offer the most current, correct and accurate information, we accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever if any information is, for whatever reason, incorrect, inaccurate or dated. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, which may arise from access to or reliance on the information contained herein.

© Copyright Webber Wentzel. All Rights reserved.

Webber Wentzel > News > POPI Update: Information Regulator invites comment on the Guidelines to develop Codes of Conduct
Johannesburg +27 (0) 11 530 5000
Cape Town +27 (0) 21 431 7000
Validating email against database, please wait...
Validating email: please wait...
Email verified: Please click the confirmation link sent to your mailbox, also check junk/spam folder. If you no longer have access to this email address or haven't received the verification email then email communications@webberwentzel.info
Email verified: You are being redirected to manage your subscription
Email could not be verified: Please wait while you are redirected to the Subscription Form
Unanticipated error: Saving your CRM information Subscription Form