POPI is a regulatory framework that governs the collection, storage and use of private information. As the world has become digital, more information about all of us can be more easily shared and distributed electronically. For this reason, good governance is necessary. Personal information has a value for both legitimate and illegitimate reasons. Accordingly, the requirement to secure and control its use in a controlled and prescribed manner now rests with the organisation and its HR and Payroll departments. One of the primary purposes of the POPI Act is to protect the right to privacy of an individual in respect of any personal information held by an organisation such as an employer that of which in this case is IconAF. It is now considered a right to have private information stored in a manner that cannot be breached.
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