What you need to do to become and remain POPI Act compliant.

POPI ACT: Protection of Personal Information Act No.4 of 2013

  Read this list and enter you answer in the column to the right. YES/NO
1 Have you approval for your POPI compliance project charter?  
2 Have you agreed the duties of your Information Officer?  
3 Have you Identified the extent of current & planned compliance with the POPI Act?  
4 Have you identified what Personal Information is processed; what records contain Personal Information; what user rights exist for your Personal Information?  
5 Have you developed & implemented your POPI Act compliance policy  
6 Have you reviewed your web site for POPI Act compliance and published your Privacy Notice?  
7 Have you updated your Promotion of Access to Information Act manual to be POPI Act compliant?  
8 Have you implemented Personal Information management processes, including acquisition, processing, retention, security and destruction practices?  
9 Have you trained your staff on their role in POPI Act compliance?  
10 Have you a plan to ensure ongoing compliance with the POPI Act?  
  Score out of 10?  

Unless you score 10/10 there’s still work to do!

Acknowledgement: this checklist has been compiled by Dr Peter Tobin & Mr John Cato.

For more information and practical advice please contact the authors of this checklist who have the knowledge, skills and experience to support you in your journey to compliance with the POPI Act:

Dr Peter Tobin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 083-922-3444
Mr John Cato This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 083-726-9228
Or visit www.iact-africa.com/popi.html

This article was submitted by Dr Peter Tobin.

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