Getting to know POPI: Definitions
It is important to understand POPI’s definitions of “personal information” and “processing” in order to determine whether POPI will apply to a specific situation. You will remember in our last edition we discussed personal information.
“Processing” has an equally wide definition. Basically it covers anything that one can do with personal information.
It would include anything from collecting information to destroying it. For this reason, you must carefully consider what you do with personal information and whether it is even necessary to collect that information in the first place.