Last year, IBM Clinical Development leaders traveled to South Africa to explore new territories for our clinical data solutions. The trip was a great success – even capturing the attention of industry publication Clinical Leader (read the story here.) This year, we're deepening our commitment to the region through an expanded partnership with SACRA (South African Clinical Research Association).
The POPI (Protection of Personal Information) Act is an effort to align South African privacy laws with international standards.
The POPI Act is a hot topic right now in South Africa and stands to send waves across the world. What is it? The POPI, or Protection of Personal Information act, is a new privacy law that applies to all companies collecting, storing, or processing personal information. This includes the three tiers of government.