Important Notice: POPI Section 57 Extension

Updated: Jun 23


Important Notice: POPI Section 57 Extension

The POPI deadline has not been extended. Please note that the extension is only applicable to one section of the act, S57, which talks to authorization for the processing of information subject to prior consent.

What does this mean?


  1. Any responsible party needs to obtain prior consent when processing any unique identifiers for a purpose other than which it was collected and with the aim of linking the information together with other information that the responsible party is processing.

  2. Processing information with regards to Criminal conduct or unlawful conduct for example criminal checks.

  3. Processing information for the purpose of credit reporting for example credit checks.

  4. Transferring special information (for example children’s information) to a 3rd party in a foreign country.

Responsible parties can apply for an extension until February to obtain the necessary authorization from the Information Regulator.

LabourNet will assist their retainer clients with this process as part of the POPI compliance service, at no additional cost, once the other areas of compliance have been implemented!

Still not a POPI client? Get in touch with us to see how we can get you compliant!

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