Why attend the training session:

  • The data privacy landscape is changing in South Africa to align with global requirements.
  • The deadline to be fully compliant was 30 June 2021.
  • We will provide an outline of the requirements for the appointment of Data Protection Officers.
  • The ease at which information is shared is faster and more permeating than ever.
  • People are more aware of their privacy rights than ever and organizations processing personal data must be able to respond.
  • The global pandemic has created an explosion in the online economy and cross-boarder data processing is more common than ever.
  • Public and Private entities, Non-Profit Organizations and any other body of persons that process personal information in the course of their day-to-day engagements need to know and understand the requirements of the legislation in South Africa and also in other jurisdictions to ensure their compliance.
  • Attendees need to understand the consequences of non-compliance.
  • Ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy legislation has an impact to organisations brand image and created trust.

What will you learn from attending:

  • Introduction to The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).
  • Who are the relevant role players and regulators.
  • Understanding the main purposes and objectives of the POPIA.
  • Obtaining context of POPIA in relation to other related legislation.
  • Gain perspective on the origins and concept of data protection and privacy in general.
  • Obtain a global view on the implementation of data protection and privacy laws across jurisdictions such as other African countries, EU and US and how it can affect your organization.
  • Gain an understanding on data breaches and the consequences thereof.
  • Gain an understanding of direct marketing do’s and don’ts.

Where will the training be held:

  • Training will be provided online
  • In person at our training center (maximum 12 people) or
  • Client’s premises

How long is the training:

  • 1 Day
  • The duration of the training is 4 hours per day
  • Dates and times for the training and the costs will be customised to suit the client

Register Here

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General Information

  • Training will be provided online
  • In person at our training center (maximum 12 people) or
  • Client’s premises

The Presenters

Presenters together with Anastasia Machobane:



Partner, Lawyer, Licensed Legal Counsel at Berggren Law Firm in Oy, Finland. She covers The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR in our training.



Director at Snail Attorneys @ Law Inc., Member of the of the CyberBRICS Advisory Board, Examiner for the Legal Practice Council (LPC) for the Attorneys Admission Examiner (2020 – to date), Member of the South African Information Regulator (SAIR) since 2016



Senior lecturer at the College of Law UNISA. She teaches Legal Philosophy, and IT law modules at undergrad and postgrad level. She also taught corporate law and commercial law. She also supervises postgraduate LLM and LLD students on different IT law topics.