POPIA Compliance Framework
A POPIA compliance framework is a requirement of the Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information Act. Its the responsibility of the information officer to ensure that their organisation's responsible parties implement a compliance framework.
POPIA Implementation & Monitoring
The Protection of Personal Information Act has far ranging implications for all organisations. There are many different requirements and most will be new. Organisations will need to work regularly and systematically to address the risk of harm to data subjects and non-compliance with POPIA.
POPIA Consent Management
Processing personal information is generally prohibited, unless it is expressly allowed by law, or the data subject has consented to the processing. While being one of the more well-known legal bases for processing personal information, consent is only one of six bases mentioned in the Protection of Personal Information Act.
POPIA Training Courses
The Protection of Personal Information Act is technical and complex. Experienced data protection professionals, who participated in drafting the POPI Bill and have extensive legal, business and data processing experience, will explain how to translate legal obligations into operational practices.
Data Subject Request Handling
POPIA gives effect to customers and other data subjects' constitutional right to privacy, including the right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information. Responsible parties are obliged to enable these rights, including responding to data subject requests.
Tools for Information Officers
Central to an information officer being effective is having the right tools. In addition to acquiring knowledge about POPIA and PAIA, the information officer must enable data subjects to exercise their rights as well as ensure responsible parties fulfil their obligations. Tools are essential to managing and monitoring compliance.