SAEFA POPI Webinar - 7 April 2021

South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

24 March 2021

Would you like to know what your business is required to do in order to respect personal information in compliance with Act 4 of 2013 (PoPI)?

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.

The South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association, in association with Gordon Angus and Associates will be running a webinar on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 14h00 via the Teams platform 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. This includes properly inspecting the data map of service providers.

To book, or for more information, please see the brochure below:

SAEFA PoPI Webinar - 7 April 2021