Department of Justice Fined R5 Million for POPIA Non-Compliance

Newsflash! Department of justice fined R5 million for POPIA Non-Compliance

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We have breaking news that highlights the critical importance of compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has been slapped with a staggering R5 million administrative fine for contravening POPIA regulations.

 

In a recent media statement, the Information Regulator announced that the DoJ&CD failed to comply with an Enforcement Notice issued to them. The notice required the department to renew essential licenses for Trend Anti-Virus, SIEM, and Intrusion Detection Systems. Additionally, it mandated the DoJ&CD to initiate disciplinary proceedings against responsible officials involved in the oversight.

 

Despite a 31-day grace period granted by the Regulator, the DoJ&CD failed to fulfill their obligations. Consequently, the Regulator determined the department’s non-compliance and imposed the significant administrative fine. The DoJ&CD now has 30 days to pay the fine or make alternative arrangements with the Regulator, failing which they may face further legal consequences.

 

This incident underscores the urgency and significance of aligning your organization with POPIA requirements. Compliance with data protection legislation ensures the security and privacy of personal information, safeguarding both your customers and your reputation.

 

At LabourNet’s Information Compliance Department, we specialize in helping businesses achieve compliance with POPIA, PAIA, and CPA regulations. With over 1000 satisfied clients nationwide, our expert team is dedicated to assisting your organization in navigating the complexities of these regulations, protecting your business from costly fines and reputational damage.

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