The ConCourt's Social Grant judgment and its implications for the Protection of Personal Information.

2017-03-18 05:13

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Saber Ahmed Jazbhay (Attorney and Conveyancer) ?0828278666 ? 0864168689

What follows is the SASSA judgment of the Constitutional Court.Significantly it also has a positive spin-off for the protection of personal and private information that you provide on as well as offline. This judgment is the clearest direction yet. Information that you supply online or offline must remain private and not shared or made available to others for commercial or marketting purposes. Read this judgment for many use the outcome merely to vent their spleen and to show up yet another instance of incompetence etc vis-a-vis Government. I headlined it as [The ConCourt's social grant judgment : Significant outcome favourable to the Prorection of Personal Information ] " One of the signature achievements of our constitutional democracy " declared the full bench of 11 Constitutiomal Court judges , " is the establishment of an inclusive and effective programme of social assistance. It has had a material impact in reducing poverty and inequality and in mitigating the consequences of high levels of unemployment. In so doing it has given some content to the core constitutional values of dignity, equality and freedom." read Black Sash Trust v Minister of Social Development and Others (Freedom Under Law NPC Intervening) (CCT48/17) [2017] ZACC 8 (17 March 2017)

http://www.saflii.org.za/za/cases/ZACC/2017/8.html .

After reading the judgment what do you think?

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