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THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT   

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Protection of Personal Information Bill 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, AstroTech is offering a training course on "The Protection of Personal Information in Business and Government".

The course includes the following:

  • Protection of personal data

  • The contents and operation of the "Protection of Personal Information Bill"

  • 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

  • and MUCH MORE!

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
  • Risk managers
  • Information officers
  • Directors and board members
  • Compliance officers
  • Anyone with an interest in the protection of personal information

KEY BENEFITS

  • 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 regards 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