It’s been a crazy year, with many developments in the privacy and security spaces. We’ve seen an upswing in phishing attacks and hacks, along with a heightened awareness of the risks out there. With that in mind, a number of new and updated offerings are available from Ross G Saunders Consulting.


The Data Protection Brunches have proven to be a fantastic and well attended event every month. In these events, I detail the fundamentals of Data Privacy legislation at a high level to give an initial awareness as to what needs to be done in a company in order to comply, and what the consequences are of not doing so. If you’re looking to start your privacy and data protection journey, this is the place to start! The brunches are also a great way to get your executive team on the same page.

Brunches will resume in Jo’burg and Cape Town from February next year. Keep your eyes on our blog or sign up for the newsletter to receive information on the brunches and master classes.

Master Classes

Following on from the brunches is a much more in-depth training, aimed at newly appointed Information Officers, or executives looking to gain a deeper insight into Data Protection. The Mast Classes cover:

  • The principles of POPIA and conditions of GDPR
  • The effect of Identity Theft on your clients
  • The anatomy of Incidents and Breaches
  • Incident Response Plans
  • Liability and Responsibility in Data Privacy legislation
  • Data Processing Agreements
  • Acceptable Usage Policies
  • How easily breaches happen
  • Cyber and physical security
  • Data Flows and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Required internal policies
  • Practical Quick Wins

The next Master Class is on the 29th of January, 2020, secure your seat at Quicket.

Corporate Awareness Training

Our popular in-office training will continue too – these 3 hour workshop interventions are interactive training sessions to bring your entire office onto the same page. Those that have attended the brunches will know that privacy rests on everyone’s shoulders, and these workshops ensure that all teams and staff are aware of their responsibilities. With a flat rate for up to 30 attendees, you can train up entire divisions with ease – on your own time and at your own premises.

Find out more and book corporate training here.

Given the popularity of these workshops, I have extended the November promotion to the end of January!


The latest offering available from Ross G Saunders Consulting, Privacy-in-a-Box covers a number of the basic policies, procedures and documentation you need to have in place for Data Protection and compliance. This affordable template solution will get you to a baseline starting point, where you can customise and tweak your own compliance with the help of experienced consultants. This affordable solution has proven very popular, and allows a modular approach to privacy where you can select what aspects you wish to continue with over a period of 6 months.

Thank you for your support over 2019! On behalf of myself and my design, training, legal, security and software associates, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you refreshed and renewed in the new year!

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