POPIA Webinar series with Ahmore

16 Sep 2020 10:00 am by Ahmore Burger-Smidt

On 1 July 2020, POPIA came into effect which means all organisations must implement POPIA compliance policies and practices by 31 March 2021. It is important for organisations to comply with POPIA, in doing so they will need to understand the reasons for and implications of complying with POPIA.

Ahmore Burger-Smidt hosted 2 information filled webinars which dissected POPIA into details on how organisations are impacted and then looked at how individuals and organisations can remain compliant.

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Introduction to POPIA

In order to comply with the POPIA Act, you need to establish what your organisation needs to do in terms of data protection. The POPIA Act places different responsibilities on each of the individuals involved in processing and handling personal information.

This introductory webinar covers:

  • Understanding the POPIA Act
  • The importance of data privacy
  • Reasons and implications for complying with the POPIA Act
  • What the POPIA Act means for businesses today
  • What organisations need to do to comply with the latest POPIA Act regulations
  • Roles for organisations and individuals responsible for safeguarding personal information

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Consent and Legitimate Interest

How organisations connect with and sell to potential customers has changed in the face of data protection laws which require that a lawful basis exists to use personal information for activities such as direct marketing.

This lawful basis is rooted in consent by the data subject and a requirement by law for how such information can be used. POPIA allows for the use of personal information if such use is with the consent of the data subject and in the legitimate interest of the subject or a legitimate third party.

The session covers:

  • The processing of data
  • Cases and causes for legitimate interest

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