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Training: Preparing for PoPIA

Preparing for PoPIA

Course dates

On request

Course type



1 day

No. of participants

No limit



Course overview

Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act 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 of everyone. Non-compliance can result in serious consequences such as fines, bad media exposure (damage to reputation) or even jail time.

We designed this one-day workshop to help fast-track your organisation’s ability to comply with the requirements of PoPIA. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of PoPIA as well as a practical approach to developing and implementing a PoPI strategy based on an understanding of all aspects of the Act.

The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

  • What is PoPI and how does it fit into our current world?
  • Putting PoPI in context and addressing topics such as:
    • Why does PoPI exist?
    • How does PoPI relate to compliance?
    • What is compliance?
    • What are the risks of non-compliance?
    • Who has your personal information?
  • Understanding PoPI, by focusing on:
    • PoPI objectives
    • PoPI terminology
    • PoPI requirements
    • What PoPI means to your organisation
  • Understanding the PoPIA conditions/principles and what you have to put in place for each to ensure compliance.
  • Using a data governance framework to assist with the PoPI implementation:
    • This section of the workshop introduces a framework for working with PoPI and related compliance requirements
  • Developing the PoPI Road map:
    • This section focuses on what has to be put in place to ensure on-going compliance with PoPIA and consolidates what has been covered in the previous sections to provide a simple approach for addressing PoPI requirements within your organisation
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Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, delegates will have an understanding of how to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the PoPIA conditions and how they affect the organisation
  • Conduct a PoPI Gap analysis
  • Define an approach to fill the gaps
  • Implement the Road map to enable compliance

Intended participants

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

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