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POPIA for Small Business

March 3 @ 08:30 - March 4 @ 11:30 SAST

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As a small or micro enterprise, I’ll bet that you’re dealing with more information than you realise! All day. Every day. From outsourced assistants and IT, to your closest employees, the management of Personal Information is key. The marketing and sales processes that make our businesses tick are changing (for the better). Even as a small business, you have to comply with privacy legislation – it’s not just the “big guys” that are going to be affected.

Sifting through the fear mongering and rumourmill can be difficult. In two half-day workshops, I’ll take you through an introduction to what the South African regulations say about privacy, and how you can comply and continue business-as-usual as a small business. POPIA will not stop you from operating, it will however mean some changes for your business.

Topics covered:

  • What is POPIA and how does it affect you?
  • Components of an effective Privacy Programme
  • The principles of POPIA
  • The impact of POPIA on a small business
  • Policies and Procedures you need to have in place
  • The duties of the Information Officer
  • Systems and risks
  • Records of Processing Activities
  • Contracts and the rights of individuals
  • Incident Response and Security
  • Risk management and ongoing management

It’s important to know that while we will cover what you need to do to comply, you’ll need to put in the work to get your business there. At this stage, there are only a few months remaining of the grace period, so it’s vitally important to dedicate time to your compliance! To help you comply quicker, registration for this workshop will include a number of template policies and management documents, along with guides on how to change them for your business, valued at over R7,000. The templates provided include:

  • Website Privacy Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • IT Security and Acceptable Usage Policy
  • Risk Register
  • Consent wording for marketing
  • Basic wording for your employment and client contracts

The half day workshops will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2020 on Zoom, from 08:30 – 11:30. It is an interactive workshop, so bring your questions along! To ensure that we have valuable engagement, the training will only take a maximum of 15 people.

You MUST have registered to receive the password. A link to join will be emailed along with your registration ticket. As a backup, the password to attend the online meeting will be sent to registered attendees on Tuesday the 2nd of March.

Uniquely positioned with a technical background (software development, networking and cyber security) as well as in privacy law, Ross has hands-on GDPR and POPIA compliance experience in a number of multinational software companies. He holds a masters degree in the management of technology, a certificate in paralegal practice, and is both a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). Ross has the technical know-how, the practical application experience, and the legal exposure to give a holistic, practical, and reasonable approach to compliance, without all the complicated legalese!


March 3 @ 08:30 SAST
March 4 @ 11:30 SAST
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Zoom Online Meeting
South Africa


Ross Saunders
+27 74 104 7147


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