Purpose of the POPI Act
"To promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies;
to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information;
to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000;
to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct;
to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making;
to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith."