POPI: The Role of INFORMATION OFFICERS

It is the responsibility of the “Information Officer” to encourage their organisation’s responsible parties to process personal information lawfully and in a reasonable manner that does not infringe the constitutional rights of individuals to privacy. Information Officers need a sound understanding of the eight conditions for processing personal information and what is reasonable so that they are able to provide advice regarding compliance with the Protection of¬†Personal Information Act.

Overview

The Protection of Personal Information (POI) Act requires head of public oldies and CEOs of private bodies to register with the Information Regulator their Information officers so that data subjects and the Information Regulator can contact, make requests and investigate the lawfulness of the processing of personal information.

Information Officers have specific statutory responsibilities which if not fulfilled have serious consequences, including the possibility of a jail sentence.

This 2 day course will assist Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers understand their role and responsibilities under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), the Protection of Personal Information Act and other legislation.

Seminar Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, delegates will be able to:

Seminar Outline

Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples how to advise their CEO and responsible parties.

This seminar includes topics about: