Convergence between competition and data protection law: a South African perspective | International Data Privacy L…


One of the co-authors currently serves on the board of members for the South African Information Regulator. The views expressed in this contribution are those of the authors and are neither the views of nor necessarily condoned by the Regulator. No ethical approvals are needed for this research. This article was not based on research that was funded by an outside source.

  • A brief overview of the respective frameworks for competition and data protection law in South Africa is provided before providing examples of where convergence between the two occurs.

  • An argument is made that it would be best for the competition authorities and information regulator to enter into a formal cooperation agreement in order to best manage this in order to ensure that the…

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