POPI Compliance

What is POPI?

Protection of Personal Information is South Africa’s equivalent of the EU GDPR. The POPI Act It has been enacted and final Regulations published. Big and Small companies are experiencing data security breaches frequently that cost companies dearly in fines, penalties, and lost business due to reputational damage and even bankruptcy. POPI Compliance ensures Data Security, Data Privacy, and Information Privacy

The POPI Act governs the following:

  • The way companies process Personal Information (as defined in the POPI Act & POPI Regulations),

  • POPI Compliance in terms of the correct Data Privacy and Information Privacy structures,

  • Personal Information Privacy Compliance with detailed Data Security breach procedures,

R2.2 B

Cyber Crime Victims

South Africa has the third-highest number of cyber crime victims in the world and has lost about R2.2billion

10 M

10 Years in Prison

Massive penalties for data Breaches up to R10million or 10 years in prison

Steps to POPI Compliance

POPI Act is South Africa’s equivalent of the EU GDPR. It has been enacted and final Regulations published.

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How our POPI Compliance Programme works

Personal Information Awareness & POPI  Specific Training

The right communication, at the right time is integral to the success of your Privacy Programme. We can assist you in planning, executing or assessing your Privacy communication strategy and execution. The constant communication and information-sharing will be very useful in keeping Privacy top-of-mind.

If done correctly, you will start seeing behaviour-change and will notice visible privacy-efforts throughout the organization. The communication is carried out in facilitated POPI training, electronic media and marketing material.

  • Facilitated in-depth staff training focused on creating a privacy culture and understanding of privacy requirements including POPI training material

  • A one-or two-hour training session with your executive team around the Privacy principles, impressing the importance of compliance and highlighting the risks of non-compliance.

  • Ideally, this takes place in your boardroom, inside or outside office hours. This ensures buy-in and that the Privacy programme is driven from the correct levels.

How POPI Compliance Programme works

POPI Gap Analysis

In Discovery phase our professional perform a POPI Gap analysis and provide outcome in the form of a formal POPI Gap Analysis Report. POPI Gap Analysis Workshops can save you tremendous hours and headache.

We stimulate participation and facilitate robust debate. We ask the right probing questions, documenting the output in a POPI Gap Analysis Report which is practical and implementable

  • These sessions create an environment where each participant becomes aware of the role they play in the effective execution of the Privacy Programme.

  • It also allows you to leverage off our experience in recognizing the pitfalls of data security and potential risks, as well as uncovered opportunities.

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POPI Project Planning

The Privacy charter assists to understand the environment in which the POPI project will be implemented and is needed as a base from which to identify the detailed POPI implementation plan.

  • The Privacy charter is used to clearly identify roles and responsibilities, scope, risks and issues involved.

  • The detailed POPI implementation plan is created through facilitated workshops with all key stakeholders

POPI Project Planning

Privacy Implementation Services

Execution of the mitigation of gaps found for all four quadrants of the framework: The Protection of Personal information of the Data Subject, Staff and Operators, as well as the Data Security and POPI Compliance of processes and Systems). Each of these requires a specific skill-set.

  • The Privacy charter is used to clearly identify roles and responsibilities, scope, risks and issues involved.

  • The detailed POPI implementation plan is created through facilitated workshops with all key stakeholders

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Privacy Implementation Services

Templates available in MS Word, MS Excel, or MS Powerpoint

  • You will need to create the following capacities: Legal, Process Engineering, Cyber and Risk Management.

  • We have the skills to assist you with over-flow Privacy requirements to bolster your capacity where needed

POPI Compliance Implementation Services

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