After Pati Comes Pipa. Are We Ready?

This article first appeared in The Royal Gazette on 11th October 2016.

A Bill entitled Personal Information Protection Act 2016 (“PIPA”) was recently passed by the House of Assembly and the Senate and awaits Royal Assent for formal enactment. The PIPA specifically seeks to regulate the use of personal information by organisations in a manner which recognises both the need to protect the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information and the need for organisations to use personal information for legitimate purposes. The PIPA defines an organisation as ‘any individual, entity or public authority that uses public information’.

 

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