The Protection of Personal Information Act requires that responsible parties ensure that any processing of personal information conforms with the eight conditions for the lawful processing of personal information. The processing of human resources (HR) information of job applicants and workers is an area of high-risk.


Participants will obtain an understanding of the legislative requirements for the processing of personal Information that apply to Human Resource management. On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the Protection of Personal Information Act on the processing of HR information.
  • Be able to communicate the key aspects of the Protection of Personal Information Act that impact HR
  • Articulate the HR activities that require attention as a result of the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Clarify responsibilities of HR personnel involved in the processing of personal information
  • Develop and implement a compliance framework for the protection of personal information in the HR function
  • Perform a privacy impact assessment
  • Develop a privacy plan for HR information
  • Monitor the compliance framework for privacy in HR.


Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples how to prepare for and address the organisational, procedural, technical and legal requirements of the legislation for the Protection of Personal Information that impact Human Resources.

This seminar includes topics about:

  • Overview and key components of the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Accountability for the processing of personal information
  • Conditions for lawful processing of personal information
  • Identifying personal information and the category of special personal information
  • HR practices that do not comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Good privacy practices of the HR staff
  • The development, implementation and monitoring of the HR function's compliance.