WHAT IS PoPIA?
PoPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013) is South Africa’s data protection law, aimed at protecting personal information processed by public and private bodies. PoPIA came into effect on 1 July 2020, with a 12-month grace period.
The cost of non-compliance
From 1 July 2021, non-compliance comes with substantial penalties:
A fine or imprisonment of between R1 million and R10 million or one to ten years in jail.
Financial compensation for damages suffered by data subjects.
By simply clicking yes or no the result will provide a high level indication on where your focus should be when doing a more comprehensive assessment for PoPIA compliance.
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We can help you. We have a team of qualified professionals to help your organisation through the compliance process.
Our specialised tools perform assessments based on PoPIA and GDPR (a regulation in EU law) to pinpoint your training and implementation requirements.
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Awareness training (Webinars)
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