POPIA for legal practitioners

    How to help clients and yourself - Getting the key points in place by 1 July 2021

    Many businesses and organisations have been heard to complain that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is simply red tape and something their “IT people” will have to address – later. These assumptions are not only flawed; they also miss the point. In the compliance industry, gearing up to become compliant is a component of good governance in everyday activities, not a set of rules emailed to all and sundry.

    With the compliance date of 1 July 2021 looming, we all need to put our house in order. POPIA is not a paperwork exercise to be addressed by copying and pasting privacy policies, because the form privacy protection takes is unique to every business. And it is not simply an IT thing, although the IT component is important. Rather, it is the responsibility of management to ensure that the business, whether it is big or small, client-facing or a desk-top activity, has measures in place to ensure that any personal information it has obtained is dealt with as prescribed by the Act.

    In our seminar we aim to give you the framework and tools to make POPIA compliance a way of doing business: in your own business as well as your clients’ businesses.

    Course Content

    The logistics

    • This is a 3-hour seminar which can either be attended online or by obtaining recordings. 

    • The online seminar is presented in the mornings from 8:30-11:30 and recordings can be viewed at any time of the day.

    • The presentation is accompanied by a comprehensive reference manual.

    • The manual is sent electronically in PDF format.

    Course Content

    Seminar content

    1. Introduction
    2. Scope of application of the act
    3. Key definitions and concepts
    4. What is required of the responsible party?
    5. The relationship with the operator and both parties' responsibilities
    6. POPIA and the GDPR interaction: similarities and differences
    7. The office of the Information Regulator
    8. The role, function and appointment of the responsible party's information office, and interplay with PAIA
    9. Liability for compliance and procedure in the event of a breach
    10. Transborder transfer of personal information
    11. The rights of data subjects
    12. Data breach notification
    13. Sanctions
    14. Employment
    15. Data retention
    16. Electronic marketing

    Course Content

    Our promise

    • Be equipped with a thorough understanding of POPIA, presented to you by an experienced practitioner in the field.

    • Receive a set of seminar notes, all yours for future reference on how to get your house POPIA-ready and how to advise your clients to do the same.

    • Empowering you with knowledge to excel in practice is what moves us forward.

    Course Content

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