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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) cordially invites you to the POPIA Public Consultation Forum - Progress on the POPIA Code of Conduct for Research. 

Date:  3 May 2021
Time:  10:00 – 12:00
Venue:  Zoom
RSVP:  Click here to register

For more information contact Mmaphuthi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Academy of Science of South Africa is facilitating the process to develop a Code of Conduct for Research under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), having hosted two stakeholder events that were attended by scientists and researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. We have set up a Steering Committee to oversee the process of developing a Code of Conduct for research, as well as a Drafting Committee who are drafting the document.

At this virtual consultation forum, presentations will be offered on the process of developing a Code of Conduct, as well as on thematic areas of interest, including consent, genomics research, information matching programmes and the use of social media data in research. Stakeholders will be given an opportunity to share insights and provide comment on the development of the Code of Conduct.

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