The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) protects personal information of natural and juristic persons and requires Provincial Treasury to comply with the eight minimum conditions set out in the Act.

Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified person, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.

Personal information includes special personal information, which is a particular category of personal information. While we recognise that protecting all personal information is important in gaining and maintaining your trust, special personal information is often afforded a higher level of protection.