Gauteng & Western Cape, South Africa


POPI Awareness Course

Protection of Personal Information Act Information

Duration: 1/2 Day

Price: R 580.00 per delegate  (Discount for groups)

Venue: TBA

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This 1/2-day POPI Awareness course provides an introduction to the POPI’s terminology and purpose. Candidates will learn how to appreciate the necessity of complying with the POPI Act- ensuring that personal data is secure and that your organisation does not face a fine. The multifaceted nature of the POPI Act means that organisations need to have their systems reviewed and enhanced – which requires a number of individuals with specialist hard-skills. Hence, this course offers an introduction to the POPI Act and enables candidates to enhance their knowledge of what their role will be in maintaining a programme of compliance.

POPI’s aim is to unify data protection methods across South Africa – ensuring that organisations that process, store, or monitor data are taking preventative steps to safeguard data belonging to South African citizens. The ever-growing threat of data breaches and cyber-attacks means that organisations must develop stringent systems-based operations, to ensure the safety of personal data – hence this course will educate candidates of the fundamental principles, articles, and regulations that underpin the POPI Act as legislation.

The regulation places citizens at the forefront of data processing and in control of their own data with new rights. Consequently, the regulation has had large repercussions for organisations involved in marketing, cloud optimisation, and data storage – it is now essential that they obtain new consent from clients for data collection, set up legal contracts, and abolish their utilisation of unstable storage mechanisms. Therefore, this POPI Act training course helps explain the requirements of the POPI Act for organisations, and teaches candidates about how the POPI Act will affect them.

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    Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) Awareness Outline

    This POPI Act Awareness course covers the following topics:

    • What is the POPI Act?
    • Introduction to the POPI Act
    • Key POPI terminology
    • The POPI Act structure – the articles and recitals
    • Differences between the Data Protection Act and the POPI Act
    • Principles of the POPI Act
    • Key roles and features of the POPI Act
    • The rights of Data Subjects
    • Subject access requests and how to deal with them
    • Complying with the POPI Act
    • Data protection impact assessments (DPIA)
    • Breach reporting and responses

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