Gauteng & Western Cape, South Africa


POPI Foundation Course Information

Protection of Personal Information Act

Duration: 1 Day

Price: R 1 250.00 per delegate

Venue: TBA

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This 1-day Protection of Personal Information Act(POPI) training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the POPI Act’s constituents, context terminology, and compliance mechanisms. Candidates will learn how to plan a continuous and longitudinal compliance programme, whilst appreciating the multifaceted role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), Data Controller, and Data Processor under the POPI.

The POPI Act stipulates that organisations that process, monitor, and store data belonging to South African citizens, must alter their marketing, system, and processing methods drastically to ensure the safety of data against data breaches and cyber-attacks. Hence, this course delineates the alterations required of an organisation by the POPI Act in order to make their systems more functional and fully compliant. Candidates will learn to appreciate the necessity of the POPI as a response to the development of technology and the proliferation of malicious cyber-attacks; in addition to developing their awareness of non-compliance fines.

The implementation of the prescriptive Protection of Personal Information Act is an intentional step towards a much-needed unified data protection law in South Africa. The POPI Act will elevate trust of citizens when interacting with online services, hence this course has a number of benefits for marketing and security-based organisations, as individuals will learn how to legally and optimally interact with their users.

The regulation puts the security of South African citizens at the forefront of all processing activities – including granting individual’s new rights concerning access, portability, and data erasure, whilst holding organisations accountable for failing to adhere with the compliance requirements. Therefore, it is imperative that individuals responsible for data protection, storage, and processing, develop a comprehensive appreciation for the meticulous details of the impending POPI Act- which can be obtained by undertaking this introductory, but extensive POPI Foundation course.

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    Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) Foundation Outline

    This POPI Act Foundation course covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to the POPI Act
    • Key POPI terminology
    • Introduction to the POPI Act’s structure – the legal articles & recitals
    • Main 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
    • Lawful processing of personal data
    • Subject access requests and how to deal with them
    • Complying with the POPI Act
    • Privacy by design
    • Binding Corporate Rules
    • Data protection impact assessments (DPIA)
    • Breach reporting and responses
    • The role of the Information Officer

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