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04 June 2021

New privacy law demands greater protection of ‘data subjects’

University World News

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is working against the clock to produce a code of practice to protect the privacy of research subjects.

The draft, which has been prepared with the support of the government after talks with key stakeholders in the higher education sector, must be ready in time for new privacy legislation which comes into effect from 1 July.

The use of RECs for this is in line with international best practice for data-protection governance and also represents a practical solution, according to a discussion document co-authored by Rachel Adams, who is a senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council.

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