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Preparing for PoPI


We offer this workshop as a Public and a Private/In-House course.


Course Dates

JHB: Friday 8th February
CPT: Friday 15th February

JHB: Friday 10th May
CPT: Friday 17th May

Course Overview

This 1 day course is designed to fast track the organisationís ability to comply with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) act which was enacted into law in South Africa in November 2013. The course provides a practical approach to developing and implementing the PoPI strategy based on an understanding of all aspects of the act. As such, the topics covered include:

  • What is PoPI and how does it fit into our current worlds?
  • This section looks at the bigger picture by putting PoPI in context and addressing topics such as:
    • What is PoPI?
    • Why does PoPI exist
    • How does PoPI relate to Compliance?
    • What is Compliance?
    • What are the risks of non-compliance?
    • Who has your personal information?
  • Getting to grips with PoPI.
  • This section will help you understand PoPI by focusing on:
    • PoPI objectives
    • PoPI terminology
    • PoPI requirements
    • What PoPI means to your organisation.
  • Understanding the PoPI Conditions/ Principles and what you have to put in place for each to ensure compliance:
    • Accountability
    • Processing Limitation
    • Purpose Specification
    • Further Processing Limitation
    • Information Quality
    • Openness
    • Security Safeguards
    • Data Subject Participation
  • Using a Data Governance Framework to assist with the PoPI implementation:
    • This section of the course introduces a framework for working with PoPI and related compliance requirements
  • The PoPI Route map:
    • This section of the course focuses on what has to be put in place to ensure on-going compliance with PoPI, and consolidates what has been covered in the previous sections to provide a simple approach for addressing PoPI requirements within your organisation.

Duration & Cost

1 Day - Cost on application

Intended participants

Information Management staff

Data /Information Stewards

Data / Information Owners

Data Administrators

Risk and Compliance personnel

Internal Audit personnel

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