With POPIA potentially 6 weeks away and with GDPR already in place, you need to have a person elected as your Information Officer (or Data Protection Officer under GDPR). In line with this, I will be hosting a public course on the requirements you need to be aware of as an Information Officer. Newsflash: If you haven’t appointed an Information Officer, in South Africa it falls to the head of the organisation by default.

Information Officers and Data Protection Officers need to know their responsibilities, and they need this delivered in an understandable and relatable way. They need something practical, and they need something applicable. This training covers both, and does not require you to be a lawyer to understand it – Data Privacy is essentially just good business practice.

You’re potentially up against civil action, fines, forensics fees, compensation, downtime. All of these are possible consequences of a data breach right now – not to mention the fines POPIA in South Africa and the already-implemented GDPR in Europe. Data Protection is much more than just Cyber Security, it involves Privacy, Legal Obligations, Public Opinion and immense Trust.

Together, we will cover:

  • Components of an effective Privacy Programme
  • The principles of POPIA and conditions of GDPR
  • The impact of global privacy trends and laws
  • The anatomy of incidents and breaches, and how easily they occur
  • Incident Response and Business Continuity Plans
  • Liability and Responsibility in Data Privacy legislation
  • The policies and agreements you need to have in place
  • How to effectively draw up your internal procedures
  • Cyber and physical security
  • Practical quick wins
  • Leveraging software and technology for compliance

The next training will take place on 11 March 2020 at City Lodge Waterfall City, from 8:30 – 16:00. Attendance fees of R3,450 per person include lunch and light snacks on arrival.

Bookings are available here.

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