Adv. Pansy Tlakula

Chairperson, Information Regulator of South Africa

Pansy Tlakula is the Chairperson of the Information Regulator of South Africa. She has held high profile positions in academia and the public and private sectors. These include National Director of the Black Lawyers Association, one of the first Commissioners of the South Africa Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of the Board of the National Credit Regulator, Chairperson of Council of the then University of the North West (now North West Univer sity) and the Chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology. She was also Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bidvest Group Limited and the Chief Electoral Officer and later Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). Pansy is the former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (AU Organ) and its Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa. She is a Member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). 

Adv. Pansy Tlakula will be speaking on the following topic:

Update on data privacy legislation in SA: When will PoPIA come into effect?

  • What is the latest status of POPIA? When is it expected to become fully operational?
  • What are the challenges of implementing POPIA and how are they being overcome?
  • How will POPIA be enforced once it comes into effect?
  • What can organisations do now to start aligning their business and governance processes with the Act?

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