Details of the POPI leak
Millions of South Africans have had their personal information exposed, 66 million people at the last count. Some of these include information of deceased people and a significant number are those of young children and teenagers. It is not known exactly how long the information has been public, but the latest information is that the data was purchased in 2014 and includes both personal and special personal information such as email addresses, occupations, addresses, ID numbers, employer information, income and mobile numbers. We look at the POPI impact of this leak.