GDPR vs. POPIA Guide
The Guide provides a comparative overview of the differences and similarities between the European Union’s data protection law – the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA). If you are an organisation that may be required to comply with both the GDPR and POPIA this Guide provides a high-level overview of what the fundamental differences and similarities between the two laws and covers:
- When is compliance with the GDPR and/or POPIA required?
- What types of processing are covered/exempted?
- Key data protection concepts and how each concept is addressed under POPIA and the GDPR
- Recommended guidance steps and how each step is treated under each law