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The Protection of Personal Information in Business and Government

   

course overview

Available as in-house course only

Please contact us on 011 582 3333, or email training@biztech.co.za 

 

The Protection of Personal Information Act will soon be passed by parliament. The impact of the new law for business and government will be significant, especially for organisations dealing with personal data. Similar laws changed the business landscape in the E.U.

It will oblige organisations to set up new ways of dealing with personal information. It would mean reviewing existing relationships, processes and legal contracts. New policies will have to be drafted and implemented. A new set of obligations and penalties will be placed on organisations when they deal with personal data. The task of becoming legally compliant is large and organisations and employees need to begin early. Compliance will not only prevent penalties but also give organisations a competitive edge.

To ensure your organisation is ready for the new legislation BizTech is offering a training course on “The Protection of Personal Information in Business and Government”.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Protection of Personal data        

  • The contents and operation of the “Protection of Personal Information Act”

  • How business and government will be supervised

  • How the protection of personal information will be enforced

  • What the legal obligations are of organisations and their employees

  • How the new law interacts with other legislation including The Consumer Protection Act and The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act

  • How to deal with personal information

  • The international perspective and its relation to South Africa

  • The implications for data sharing and data storage

  • Cross border data flows

  • Approaches to compliance with the protection of personal data

who should attend

  • Managers and staff involved in direct marketing

  • Managers and Business Leaders dealing with IT

  • Business Leaders and Managers dealing with personal information of citizens

  • Government employees working with personal information of citizens

  • Legal advisors and Risk Managers

  • Information Officers

  • Directors and Board Members

  • Compliance Officers and anyone with an interest in the protection of personal information

outcomes

After attending this course attendees should:

  • Understand privacy laws and their impact on your organisation

  • Understand the protection of personal information laws and their impact on organisations

  • Be aware of the risks and obligations of organisations with regard to personal data

  • Understand how to deal with personal information to comply with the law

  • Know where to begin with an action plan for the protection of personal data

take home tools

  • Training Manual & Electronic copy of study material

  • All delegates receive one month of telephonic support relating to course content

general


PROVISION OF THE COURSE BY BIZTECH INCLUDES

  • Dynamic and knowledgeable facilitators

  • Training File and a USB

  • Certificate of Attendance

  • Quality folder, notepad and pen

COURSE DURATION

The course will take place over 2 days - 08:30 to 16:30 daily

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration Confirmation must be sent prior to the start of the scheduled course.

the venue

 

The course will take place at the AstroTech Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. 

The AstroTech Conference centre is in a gracious mansion in one of the most historic and beautiful areas of Johannesburg.

It is a high-end business focused conference centre with competitively priced packages, excellent facilities and top client service.

Close to major highways, airport and Johannesburg city centre, this state-of-the-art venue offers elegance, discretion, security and convenience with safe parking.

bbbee compliance

BizTech is BBBEE level 4 compliant. This means that we are a 100% contributor and companies investing money in training their staff through BizTech can also improve their own BBBEE scorecard. Not only does it offer an opportunity to improve your company's Skills Development BBBEE category, but you can also improve your BBBEE Preferential Procurement category. In each case your company will benefit 100% of the spend made.