Gearing up for POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act)
Presented by Karus Prinsloo (inlexso (Pty) Limited)
Thank you very much Karus for presenting at our info-sharing event on the 25th March 2021. Thank you also to all those who attended which was over 160 attendees.
Organisations are gearing up for 1 July 2021! The Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”) has commenced and the year grace period for enforcing POPIA by the Information Regulator established in terms of POPIA, will end at 30 June 2021. The Information Regulator will be enforcing the Act from 1 July 2021.
During the Information sharing session, the following topics were covered:
A brief overview of POPIA:
An overview was provided of:
The Role of the Information Officer:
POPIA Section 55: Duties and responsibilities of Information Officer & POPIA Regulation 4 Responsibilities of Information Officers
Duties of IO
POPIA Readiness Assessment (PRA) in the BarnOwl Cloud
What is the BarnOwl cloud PRA solution:
The need for effective risk management
How do you sign up:
How much does it cost:
Presentation and Video links:
Useful and associated links:
Once again thank you Karus Prinsloo for your time and for your informative presentation. Thank you too, to all those who attended our info sharing session. We look forward to seeing you at our next info sharing session. Please keep a look out for our upcoming events at: http://www.barnowl.co.za/events/
Director – BarnOwl GRC and Audit software
BarnOwl is a fully integrated governance, risk management, compliance and audit software solution used by close to 200 organisations in Africa, Australasia and the UK. BarnOwl is a locally developed software solution and is the preferred risk management solution for the South African public sector supporting the National Treasury risk framework. Please see www.barnowl.co.za for more information.
About Karus Prinsloo, Legal Adviser and Trainer at inlexso (Pty) Limited
Karus is a seasoned and solution focused compliance, privacy and legal advisor and trainer and is employed by inlexso since 2015.
He has more than 10 years’ experience as consultant and in-house advisor in the legal and compliance environment, advising clients in industries such as logistics, mining, manufacturing, aviation, construction, financial services, banking, agriculture and property.
His experience as consultant, manager, director and in-house compliance specialist includes advising on, designing/ reviewing of compliance and risk management frameworks, drafting of policies, compliance monitoring, management reporting, preparing newsletters about regulatory amendments, preparing compliance content such as compliance manuals, self-assessment questionnaires, compliance calendars and compliance risk management plans (CRMPs) and providing training on compliance related matters.
His experience includes approximately 6 years as advisor and trainer in respect of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). He has assisted clients with POPIA readiness in industries such as retail, manufacturing, construction, aviation and tertiary education. POPIA training experience includes presenting on POPIA since 2014 and since 2017 on behalf of Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd.
Before joining inlexso (named EOH Legal Services at that stage) in 2015, Karus was a director of iThemba Legal & Compliance (Pty) Ltd, specialising in legal compliance and commercial law.
Karus has practiced as attorney and served as in-house compliance advisor, compliance consultant, company secretary and corporate legal advisor. He was admitted as attorney in 2003.
About Jonathan Crisp, Director, BarnOwl GRC Software Solutions
Jonathan Crisp has a BSc Honours in Computer Science, as well a Risk-Based Internal Auditing certification. He has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry and is one of the founding directors of IDI Technology Solutions.
IDI are the owners and software developers of the BarnOwl GRC and Audit software solution which is the preferred GRC solution in the public sector, endorsed by the Office of the Accountant General (OAG) of South Africa.
Jonathan is an active member of the Risk Intelligence Committee at IRMSA (Institute of Risk Management SA) and is a member of the IIA (Institute of Internal Audit SA).