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POPIA code of conduct for research

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T12:16:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T12:16:16Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16411
dc.description.abstract On 1 July 2021, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA or the Act), No. 4 of 2013, will come into effect. The Act will have implications for all research activities that involve the collection, processing, and storage of personal information. POPIA provides for the development of Codes of Conduct to guide the interpretation of the Act with respect to a particular sector or class of information. Codes of Conduct are particularly important for providing for prior authorisations in terms of Section 57 of POPIA for the sector to which it applies. Prior authorisations are required for using unique identifiers of personal information in data processing activities, and for sharing special personal information or the personal information of children with countries outside of South Africa that do not have adequate data protection laws. In order to understand and functionally interpret the provisions of POPIA for the research community in the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is leading a process to develop a Code of Conduct (Code) for research under the Act. A Code can be developed by the Information Regulator or by a public or private body deemed "sufficiently representative" of the bodies in respect of the particular class of information or sector to which the Code will apply. During 2020, ASSAf was approached by scientists in South Africa to consider the development of a Code for research, and public events were held during Open Access Week in October 2020, and Science Forum South Africa in December 2020, to further discuss the role of ASSAf in this regard. A Commentary published in this issue sets out the full rationale for the development of the Code by ASSAf and details the consultation process to date. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Academy of Science of South Africa en
dc.subject RESEARCH en
dc.title POPIA code of conduct for research en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TBBBBB en
dc.Volume 117(5/6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Science en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12104 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24548 en
dc.PageNumber 1-12 en
dc.outputnumber 11256 en
dc.bibliographictitle Adams, R., Adeleke, F., Anderson, D., Bawa, A., Branson, N., Christoffels, A., De Vries, J., Etheredge, H., Flack-Davison, E., Gaffley, M., Marks, M., Mdhluli, M., Mahomed, S., Molefe, M., Muthivhi, T., Ncube, C., Olckers, A., Papathanasopoulos, M., Pillay, J., Schonwetter, T., Singh, J., Swanepoel, C. & Ramsay, M. (2021) POPIA code of conduct for research. <i>South African Journal of Science</i>. 117(5/6):1-12. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Adams, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 Adeleke, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Anderson, D. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bawa, A. en
dc.contributor.author5 Branson, N. en
dc.contributor.author6 Christoffels, A. en
dc.contributor.author7 De Vries, J. en
dc.contributor.author8 Etheredge, H. en
dc.contributor.author9 Flack-Davison, E. en
dc.contributor.author10 Gaffley, M. en
dc.contributor.author11 Marks, M. en
dc.contributor.author12 Mdhluli, M. en
dc.contributor.author13 Mahomed, S. en
dc.contributor.author14 Molefe, M. en
dc.contributor.author15 Muthivhi, T. en
dc.contributor.author16 Ncube, C. en
dc.contributor.author17 Olckers, A. en
dc.contributor.author18 Papathanasopoulos, M. en
dc.contributor.author19 Pillay, J. en
dc.contributor.author20 Schonwetter, T. en
dc.contributor.author21 Singh, J. en
dc.contributor.author22 Swanepoel, C. en
dc.contributor.author23 Ramsay, M. en

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