Five Easy Steps to POPI Compliance
The enactment of the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) in the EU last year and the imminent proclamation of the effective date of South Africa’s own data privacy legislation, the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPI”), has been the cause of disquiet for many organisations’ directors and compliance officers.
Stricter data privacy legislation demands that organisations implement strict data processing standards to ensure the privacy and security of personal information. Penalties for non-compliance are hefty, as is evident from the EUR50-million fine imposed on Google in January this year for non-compliance with data privacy legislation.
While ensuring compliance might seem overwhelming, it can in fact be achieved in five easy steps:
How ENSafrica’s POPI Toolkit can help achieve compliance
ENSafrica, in conjunction with a leading data privacy expert, has designed a POPI Toolkit based on international and local South African legal requirements and global best practice.
The POPI Toolkit is a comprehensive compliance programme, and is a quick and cost effective way for organisations to fast track POPI compliance and effectively manage risk.
The toolkit comprises:
- Law on Digital Transformation of the Administration
- Federal Council Considers Introduction of Cyber Incident Reporting Duty
- Financial Market Commission Publishes, for Public Consultation, New Regulations on Information Security and Cybersecurity for Financial Entities and Regulatory Capital Calculation for Bank
- New EU Directive on Cross-Border Online Distribution of Television and Radio Programmes
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