Training

Our POPIA training was designed to specifically get you informed about what’s popping with POPIA.

POPIA Compliance Training

We offer a wide range of face-to-face and e-learning self-study training options and we are also open to discussing your organisations unique training needs, and can definitely customise a training solution or workshop to address a specific topic. Contact us directly if you prefer. Click on either of our two training options below to view our various offerings:

Face to Face Training

POPIA requires that your organisation appoints an “Information Officer” and for such person to take the lead on creating and maintaining internal awareness and training sessions within the organisation, which means educating personnel on the provisions and requirements of POPIA.

POPIA Knowledge Session - An Introduction

POPIA Introduction Knowledge Session – Sowing the Seeds of Compliance

We know compliance can feel daunting and with the commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) on 1 July 2020, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed trying to make sense of it all, and what exactly you need to do to ensure you are not caught on the wrong side of the law.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

POPIA Knowledge Session - An Introduction

The Role of the Information Officer

The information officer is a vital role in your organisation since the person is tasked with heading up the organisation’s POPIA compliance project, ensuring that any business procedures and operations involving the handling of personal information, complies with POPIA’s conditions for lawful processing.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

POPIA Knowledge Session - An Introduction

POPIA and Direct Marketing

The application of POPIA’s conditions to the current landscape of direct marketing in South Africa, taking into account modern digital means and methods of marketing, remains one of the most popular topics of conversation when it comes to POPIA compliance.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

Breached! Stumped on what to do now

Breached! Stumped on what to do now

Data breaches continue to signal the end of a number of businesses. It is therefore important to understand what exactly constitutes a breach and what POPIA expects to happen if such an event occurs within your business.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

You are only as strong as your weakest third party operator

You are only as strong as your weakest third party –The role of the operator

An operator is a person who is contracted by the responsible party in terms of a mandate to assist the responsible party with the processing of personal information. In practice this may be a service level provider that is contracted by a company to assist in the handling of personal data in order for the company to provide its goods and services to its customers.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

Data subject rights – What to know

Data subject rights – What to know

Data subjects are afforded a variety of rights in terms of POPIA because at the end of the day, it is their own personal information that is being requested and used and they therefore, are afforded a level of control in respect of what is done to their own personal information and how it is handled.

R2,300 p/attendee (excl. VAT)

E-learning: Self-study courses with Online Academy

We have partnered with Online Accacdemy to bring you the latest online POPI Act Compliance Course.

Get 25% OFF when using our discount code “VDT25”.

E-Learning of POPI Basics

POPI Basics

The right to privacy forms the cornerstone of information and data protection laws, such as the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI). Various entities, persons and institutions require the identifying of personal information of consumers in the process of providing goods and services to them. 

R1,250.00 (incl. VAT)

E-Learning of POPI Advanced

POPI Advanced

The right to privacy forms the cornerstone of information and data protection laws. Privacy and the right to live a private life has been identified as one of the cornerstones of a liberal, modern and diverse society. Consequently, the protection of privacy is prioritised across most jurisdictions worldwide.

R1,250.00 (incl. VAT)

E-Learning of Cyber Law

Cyber Law

The rise of the internet and rapid escalating advances in technology continue to have an escalating impact on our society. Today, the use of computers, smart devices and the internet has become a part of our everyday lives. Such growing online presence has, however, also created an expanding target audience for fraudsters, hackers and cyber criminals.

R1,250.00 (incl. VAT)

E-Learning of Good Corporate Governance

Good Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is considered to be the cornerstone of any successful business. It refers to a set of rules, practices and laws in terms of which companies are operated, regulated, and controlled. Corporate governance is required for the effective management of the company by the directors for the benefit of the stakeholders.

R1,250.00 (incl. VAT)

E-Learning of POPI Act & Direct Marketing Principles

POPI Act & Direct Marketing Principles

Written by professionals, for professionals. Direct marketing is defined by the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act as any means to approach a data subject, either in person or by mail or electronic communication. It is advisable that any business making use of direct marketing by unsolicited means should ensure that they inform data subjects when requesting information and of the purpose of requesting such information.

R1,250.00 (incl. VAT)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer training solutions?

Yes we do. Training and overall awareness on POPIA and data protection is vital to understanding what you may need to do to ensure compliance with the conditions and standards. Please refer to our training offerings. If our pre-set online or face-to-face training offerings do not address your needs we are open to discuss a tailored workshop / training offering, please contact us if you feel you need a tailored training solution.

How do we mitigate risks and potential damages

Training your personnel (at all levels of the organisation) to get to grips with POPIA and specifically how it impacts on their day-to-day duties can go a long way in making sure that no “oopsies” occur, or when an “oopsie” does indeed occur, then at least you and your staff know exactly what to do and how to react. This will assist your organisation to mitigate risk, damages and potential penalties that are associated with so many “oopsies”.

Investing in POPIA training is an investment in the future existence of your organisation. A simple “oopsie (such as a data breach), due to the actions of poor informed or educated staff, could potentially destroy your organisation and everything you have worked so hard to build up to where is today.

Investing in training therefore not only shows your clients, staff and anybody else who deals with your organisation, including the Regulator and/or the authorities, that your organisation values the protection of personal data and the rights associated with but also that an “oopsie” does not signal the end of your organisation.

Compliance with POPIA is a journey which requires ongoing awareness and training to be implemented and monitored according to the various divisions, staff, size, operations and type of organisation.

I don’t know if the POPIPack is for me?

If you are not sure whether one of our POPIPack’s will suit you we recommend subscribing to our generic pack, working your way through the documents and then contacting us if you require our assistance in customising same and if necessary. Alternatively, consider attending our Information Knowledge Session or purchasing the pre-recorded version thereof. This session has been designed to gear you up for understanding what POPIA is and how you need to approach a data protection compliance project. If you are still not sure see our full range of service offerings and feel free to contact us to schedule a consult. We are here to help  and discuss your needs.

Why Training

POPIA requires that your organisation appoints an “Information Officer” and for such person to take the lead on creating and maintaining internal awareness and training sessions within the organisation, which means educating personnel on the provisions and requirements of POPIA. Every organisation must therefore identify their most vulnerable and high risk staff (people who deal with data and personal information in the organisation on a daily basis) and determine their training needs. 

Compliance with POPIA is a journey which requires ongoing awareness and training to be implemented and monitored according to the various divisions, staff, size, operations and type of organisation.

Can you audit us to make sure we are compliant?

Yes, together with our tech partners we offer legal and technical audit services to inspect your current systems in order to evaluate your compliance with POPIA’s processing requirements and other data protection laws such as the GDPR, where required.

Refer to our full range of service offerings and feel free to contact us to schedule a consult. We are here to help and discuss your needs.

Who is behind POPIPack?

POPIPack was designed by legal professionals. Find out who is in our team. Our consultancy legal services are offered through VDT Attorneys Inc. and we also offer various data protection tools and solutions through our Tech Partners.