The Protection of Personal Information Act (or POPI Act) is affective from 1 July 2021.
POPI promotes the protection of personal information across the public and private sector. Historically, laws on the use of personal details were less stringent.
With data breaches on the rise, the POPI Act seeks to protect consumers from security breaches, theft, and discrimination.
Based on responsibility, security, and consent, POPI holds all data processors accountable, regardless of the size of their databases. Every business that is online and collecting data from customers is, unfortunately, vulnerable to a cyberattack. Therefore, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are not exempt from needing to become compliant.
This training programme equip information officer with the necessary information to keep their clients and employees personal information safe.