The PoPI Act is defined and inspired by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, where in section 14 it states that: “…each individual has the right to privacy...” This right includes: “…the protection against unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information…”.
Once an organisation controls personal information, it is their responsibility to take appropriate, reasonable, technical, and organisational measures to prevent it being accessed unlawfully by external parties.
This key part comes down to supported training and accountable education for employees and trust by the public in these organisations to protect their information.
Our training approach delivers theoretical input, interspersed with experiential exercises, group discussions, video case studies, delegates quiz, practical examples and final learning assessment, and is conducted in-house over 1 day for a minimum of 15 and maximum of delegates. Items covered: Purpose and background to POPI Act, Role Players in POPI, POPI Act Conditions and Related Legislation, Scope and Application, Enforcement and consequences for non-compliance with the POPI Act; Civil Remedies in POPI, How the POPI Act affects day-to-day operations – for management, and for employees.