IT Readiness & PoPI

Let us help you get PoPI compliant

Don’t get caught not complying.

PoPI compliance is critical for all businesses.

Get PoPI compliant today.

The purpose of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is to ensure that all South African institutions behave responsibly when collecting, processing, storing and sharing the personal information of another entity. PoPI was signed into law in 2013 and has significant implications for South African businesses, as they may incur potentially severe penalties if they fail to process and store personal information securely.

Benefits

Get the right advice

It’s important to get the correct legal advice and have an appropriate data storage and management system implemented.

Protect your data

Data cannot be replaced so it’s important to protect it. We can help you analyse and review your databases to make sure that it remains secure.

Improved customer relationships

Your clients will have increased satisfaction and will be more likely to engage with your business when they know their personal data is safe and secure.

Features

We asses your business situation

We work with Pepler O’Kennedy attorneys to assess your business’s current level of PoPI compliance, as well as the steps you’ve already taken to comply. In addition, we will advise you on how to secure your network and handle data protection as your business grows.

Simplified process

Complying with PoPI can be daunting. However, we will take you through it step by step to help you comply.

You’ll have a competitive advantage

It’s important for technology-based companies to have the ability to guarantee privacy. Protection of personal information is highly valued by customers, and by assuring them that their information is secure, you will be able to attract more customers.

Challenge

Perhaps you’ve heard about the PoPI Act but are unsure about how to become compliant. Non-compliance with PoPI can lead to fines or imprisonment. You also run the risk of damaging your client’s relationships and reputation.

Solution

If your company processes or handles any personal information, we can help you comply with this legislation by improving your security systems.

How can we help?

Free initial consultation

We offer a free initial consultation to assess your business needs.

Improved security

We can offer you cybersecurity solutions that can be tailored to suit your needs and budget.

Encrypted data

It’s important to encrypt all data and implement additional measures to protect the personal information that your business might handle.

Frequently asked questions

All companies and businesses in South Africa have to comply with the PoPI Act. 

Personal information is any data that can be used to identify a person. This includes, but isn’t limited to, the following: 

  • ID numbers
  • Contact details (telephone number, email address, physical address)
  • Marital status
  • Physical or mental health, disability and pregnancy
  • Religion, culture or beliefs
  • Education, medical, financial, criminal or employment history
  • National, ethnic or social origin

If you fail to comply with PoPI, this can lead to a number of implications, such as: 

  • A complaint lodged with the Information Regulator, which is an independent juristic body that is responsible for educating the public about PoPI, handling complaints and monitoring compliance. 
  • Criminal prosecution.
  • Receiving a civil claim for payment of any damages caused.

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