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.
What is data? Who is a data subject? What must my organisation do to process personal information in a legally correct way? These and other questions will be discussed in this short course, which focuses on the requirements of POPIA and the practical implications thereof for public and private bodies.
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 214
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Data Protection and POPIA
Combined assurance and POPIA
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