Legislation update – POPIA

Dirk Brand
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The right to privacy includes the right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information.  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. Public and private bodies have until 1 July 2021 to implement the Act.

An introduction to protection of personal information

  • General data protection landscape
  • Concepts and definitions
  • My organisation and POPIA

Conditions for processing of personal information

  • Conditions for lawful processing of personal information
  • Processing of special personal information
  • Responsibilities of an information officer

POPIA in practice

  • Role of the Information Regulator
  • How to ensure compliance in your organisation
  • Implementation process

Course Features

  • Lectures 9
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 234
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Self

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