What Scheme Executives should know about POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Act’s deadline for compliance is here and came into effect on 1 July 2021. This deadline brings forth significant changes to the administration of community schemes, particularly when dealing with member’s or other stakeholder’s Personal Information.

All scheme executives, in this case Trustees, have a statutory and common law fiduciary obligation to act in good faith, and with due diligence and care in the interests of their community scheme at all times. It is their duty to ensure that the information obtained from members is only used for the purpose for which it was given.

Pearl Scheltema interviews Dilen Heerschop, lawyer at Schuler Heerschop Pienaar Inc Attorneys, to find out everything Scheme Executives need to know about POPI.