Introduction to the POPI Act course

This 1 day course provides delegates with an overview of the Protection of Personal Information Act, the rights of individuals regarding the use of their personal information and the significant obligations placed on public and private sector bodies who process personal information.

This course is recommended for anyone who wants to better understand their rights and the obligations of public and private sector organisations that process their personal information.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Participants will obtain an overview of the Protection of Personal Information Act and its implications. On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: 

  • Articulate the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information
  • Identify the technical and organisational measurements necessary for protecting personal information
  • Describe the various roles and the responsibilities of the personnel who should be concerned about the protection of personal information
  • Identify the effort required to meet the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act and the conditions for lawful processing personal information contained therein.

 SEMINAR OUTLINE

Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples how to address the organisational, procedural, technical and legal requirements for the Protection of Personal Information.

This seminar includes topics about:

  • Overview of the legislation for the protection of personal information
  • What is personal information
  • How to differentiate between personal and other data
  • The eight conditions for the lawful processing of personal information
  • The rights of individuals when others process their personal information
  • Who is the Information Regulator and how they help individuals protect their rights
  • Making an information request, lodging a compliant and seeking compensation
  • The role of Responsible Parties
  • The role of the Information Officer
  • Examples of organisational and technical arrangements that individuals can expect public and private bodies to implement.
  • Trans-border exchanges of personal data