The CTN welcomes South Africa

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14 July 2017

The Common Thread Network is happy to welcome the South African Information Regulator to its growing list of members.

The Information Regulator was established in December 2016 under the terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PPI Act). It aims to promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies in South Africa. The Regulator is chaired by Adv. Pansy Tlakula and has four ordinary member.

South Africa becomes the 16th member of the CTN. This is more than could be hoped for less than three years after the network was launched.

This news comes only a few months after the Cayman Islands, one of the networks observers, passed their first Data Protection bill.

The Common Thread Network exists to improve data protection and privacy rights for citizens across the commonwealth. The membership of this influential data protection agency and the implementation of a new law by another are great signs our aims are being achieved.