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Training Introduction to Data Management

Data Compliance - Understanding PoPIA


Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) is the Data Protection Law for South Africa which was enacted into law on 1st July 2020. PoPIA has a set of conditions for lawful processing of Personal Information to help protect privacy which is a constitutional right. Non-compliance can result in serious consequences such as fines, bad media exposure (damage to reputation) or even jail time.

Workshop Overview

  • This workshop will provide participants with an overview of PoPIA and an understanding of all aspects of the Act.

    The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

    • What is PoPIA and how does it fit into our current world?
    • Putting PoPIA in context and addressing topics such as:
      • Why does PoPIA exist?
      • How does PoPIA relate to compliance?
      • What is compliance?
      • What are the risks of non-compliance?
      • Who has your personal information?
    • Understanding PoPIA, by focusing on:
      • PoPIA objectives
      • PoPIA terminology
      • PoPIA requirements
      • What PoPIA means to your organisation
    • Understanding the PoPIA Conditions and what you have to put in place for each to ensure compliance.
    • Using a Data Governance framework to assist with the PoPIA implementation
    • Understanding what is required to monitor compliance
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1 day

Course dates

This workshop is run on request

Intended Participants

  • Information Management Staff
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Business Analysts
  • Data/Information Stewards and Owners
  • Data Owners
  • Data Administrators
  • Risk and Compliance Personnel
  • Internal Audit Personnel

* A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the workshop

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