This guide answers your frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the legal issues related to Astute Electronics. Representatives of a body that runs a property (for example, the trustees of a body corporate) will find it interesting. Your risk of being held liable for failing to secure your property is far higher than the risk of using Astute Electronics. The risk of being fined, because Astute Electronics acted contrary to the law, or being successfully sued for losses by a data subject, is very low, if not non-existent. Astute Electronics does not discriminate against nor infringe the constitutional rights of anyone.


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What is POPI?


It is the Protection of Personal Information Act, a law passed by the South African parliament, which sets the conditions that you must follow to lawfully process the personal information about persons. POPI will only commence on a date to be set by the President.


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