This is a SACE accredited course for 3 CPD points.
The right to privacy is guaranteed in the Constitution, 1996 and is described as follows:
Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have –
(a) their person or home searched;
(b) their property searched;
(c) their possessions seized; and
(d) the privacy of their communications infringed.
The right to privacy includes the right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information. To give effect to this right Parliament passed the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), 4 of 2013. POPIA aims to regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests.
This introductory module is part of a short course on POPIA and schools and provides an overview of the general protection of personal information landscape in South Africa, and with reference to data protection in the European Union. It also explains some of the key basic legal concepts.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
1. General data protection landscape
2. Concepts and definitions