Letter to the editor: Privacy rights of human research participants in South Africa must be taken seriously

SOURCE: South African Medical Journal
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Staunton, R.Adams, M.Botes, E.S.Dove, L.Horn, M.Labuschaigne, G.Loots, S.Mahomed, A.Olckers, M.S.Pepper, M.Pope, M.Ramsay, N.N.Loideain, J.De Vries
KEYWORDS: PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT (POPIA), RIGHT TO PRIVACY
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11225

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Abstract

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013[1] (POPIA) was enacted by the South African (SA) parliament in 2013 after a long process of public consultation. To allow all sectors of SA society sufficient time to prepare to be compliant with POPIA, the SA government deferred the entering into force of the substantive provisions of POPIA for several years. Throughout this hiatus period, POPIA was widely publicised in the SA media, as is evident from any internet search.