PoPI Workshop - 22 May 2019

South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

7 May 2019

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (PoPI)

The effect PoPI has on your business and how to respect personal information in accordance with the Act.
PoPI ensures the protection of personal information by public and private bodies. It does so by creating thresholds which are to be met by institutions when collecting, processing, storing and sharing personal information and holding such institutions accountable should any personal information be compromised.
As businesses are custodians of personal information it is essential to incorporate PoPI into their functioning. This would require meeting the thresholds contained in the Act in its dealings with the personal information of employees, suppliers, vendors and business partners. For many businesses proper compliance with the Act in this way may necessitate that its operations, policies and processes be reviewed and brought in line with the sound business practices as provided for in the Act. Should a business be found to be non-compliant, the Act imposes serious implications which should best be avoided.
SAEFA, in association with Gordon Angus and Associates, offers a half-day workshop to guide employers through the legislative requirements and business implications of PoPI.
Topics covered:

The PoPI Act
• The purpose of the Act
• The enforcement mechanisms contained in the Act
The 8 conditions for the lawful processing of personal information
• Accountability                                              • Processing limitation
• Purpose specification                                • Further processing limitation
• Informational quality                                • Openness
• Security Safeguards                                   • Data subject participation
Practical guidelines for the implementation of these conditions
• Education: creating an awareness and culture of protecting personal information for staff
• Operations: review and update all documented policies and electronic processes that incorporate PoPI
• Technological solutions: implementing cost effective software which ensures electronic security
• Safeguarding information: ensure safeguards are in place when outsourcing services or sharing information with business partners.
Fee per delegate (Ex VAT)
R1 900               Members
R2 600               Non-members
For more information or to book, please contact Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Charlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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