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In South Africa, the commencement date for the coming into full operation of our Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (hereinafter “POPIA”) is 1 July 2021. Over the past year South African businesses have been gearing themselves up to become POPIA compliant, an arduous task no matter what size the trading entity is.  

POPIA is a hard going read, and difficult to fully comprehend. Much has been said about POPIA in academic circles and many webinars have been released to assist business owners to navigate the advent of the POPIA data compliance regime.  

POPIA seeks to protect us all in South Africa from the irregular processing of personal information, and as such POPIA dictates to business owners what conditions must be adhered to for the processing to be lawful.

MGI Bass Gordon has teamed up with corporate commercial attorney Niki Gerneke of van Zyl Hertenberger Inc to present a short practical guide to navigating POPIA, cutting out as far as possible the academics and debates behind the Act.

The presentation will consider topics such as: 
  • Does POPIA even apply to me or my business?
  • Who in my business is responsible for POPIA compliance?
  • Can we just ignore POPIA?
  • What do I have to do to render my business compliant with POPIA?
Niki will provide you with the most basic of tools to place your business urgently on the road to POPIA compliance. If you haven’t started yet, time is running out.

Interested to join our free online discussion on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 at 08:30?


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