The right to privacy is a basic human right entrenched in the South African Constitution. The importance of the right to privacy is further entrenched with the enactment of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”).
POPIA is a comprehensive set of data protection legislation enacted in South Africa. POPIA aims to give effect to the constitutional right to privacy, whilst balancing this against competing rights and interests. POPIA further seeks to regulate every step of the processing of personal information from how personal information must be handled when it is collected until the time it is destroyed.
Given the importance of privacy, Scottfin Insurance Brokers is fully committed to protecting your privacy to ensure that your personal information is collected and processed properly, lawfully, and transparently.