POPIA does indeed apply to health research: A response to Bronstein and Nyachowe


  • D W Thaldar School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa




Health Research, privacy, data protection, POPIA


Bronstein and Nyachowe recently argued that the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information, as provided in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), do not apply to health research in South Africa. This article critically analyses the authors’ interpretation of section 3(2)(b) of POPIA and challenges two of its aspects.


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How to Cite

Thaldar DW. POPIA does indeed apply to health research: A response to Bronstein and Nyachowe. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 6 [cited 2023 Dec. 2];113(11):4-5. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/1394

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