The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) regulates all organisations who process personal information - information about employees, customers, suppliers and those who outsource key processing activities, share data offshore, or engage in direct marketing. Organisations have until 30 June 2021 to comply with the requirements set out in POPIA. Non-compliance can result in significant penalties - up to 10 years' imprisonment and/or ZAR 10 million in administrative fines and civil claims and reputational damage.
We have produced a
POPIA infographic which sets out an overview of the instances in which POPIA will apply to processing activities and the obligations which come with POPIA.
Watch our recently hosted POPIA webinar series to help your organisation with POPIA readiness. The three parts of the series are detailed below and each of the sessions is an hour long.
Clients that attended these sessions had the following to say:
"The session was very informative and had lots of take-aways that will definitely come in handy."
"This was very informative – thank you very much."
Part 1: POPIA - Unpacking the Act, the issue of consent and the role and duties of the Data Information Officer.
Speakers: Peter Grealy and Nozipho Mngomezulu
Part 2: POPIA - Managing direct marketing, suppliers, customers and employees. Key issues related to information flows and GDPR versus POPIA compliance.
Webber Wentzel speakers: Shane Johnson, Karl Blom and Wendy Tembedza
Including insights from Dr. Magdalena Góralczyk, a Partner at White Label Consultancy, privacy professionals who have been involved directly in the management and solutioning of complex data protection and governance matters across the globe.
Part 3: POPIA - Security, AI, breaches, managing the risks and engaging the regulator, crisis and reputation management.
Speakers: Dario Milo, Pooja Dela and Lisa Swaine