Werksmans POPIA Training Course

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Ahmore Burger-Smidt


With the full implementation and enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) on 1 July 2021, the issue of compliance has been at the forefront of what organisations need to do to ensure compliance or, as has been commonly communicated, avoid non-compliance for fear of penalties and reputational harm.

POPIA’s framework is geared towards helping organisations understand the data they possess and conduct themselves in a responsible manner when processing that data. This of course requires training. Organisations need to develop an understanding of POPIA’s framework which creates duties for organisations and their Information Officers, empowers the Information Regulator to enforce compliance, and creates certain rights for data subjects.

Director Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Head of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group at Werksmans Attorneys, and a co-author of the textbook A Commentary on the Protection of Personal Information Act by LexisNexis, is best placed to train organisations and its staff on all things POPIA related.

Ahmore has launched a POPIA One Day Training Course which will provide delegates with an in-depth analysis of POPIA and the significant obligations placed on business leaders identified as the “responsible parties” and “information officers”, on-going monitoring of compliance unique to your organisation, access to our POPIA e-leaning tool, and so much more.

All data processing functions within an organisation will have to be accountable for the information they process, ranging from legal; marketing; information officers; managing operations; information systems; public affairs; HR, CEOs; business leaders; owners; directors etc. and this list is inexhaustible.

Certification: Werksmans Attorneys attendance certificate will be accredited for those attending and participating in the training course.

Costs: R3 000 (plus VAT ) per head, per session.

Date: 20 October 2022.

Training content: POPIA Training Outline

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Director Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Head of the Data Privacy and Cybercrime practice group and member of the Competition practice is renowned in her field for her deep experience. She extensively advises local and international clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance.

Ahmore comes with extensive regulatory expertise in compliance with numerous pieces of legislation and consistently ranked as a highly recommended lawyer by Legal500 and Chambers Global and has also featured in the Global Data Review’s Women in Data 2022.

Ahmore is a Member of the International Association of Data Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certificated Information Privacy Professional [Europe] (CIPP/E) and is currently obtaining her Certification as an Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

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