POPI Act Awareness Course

POPI Act Awareness Course 3


The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding and insight into the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).  


Target population

All employees whose work-related activities involve exposure to any personal information.  




Learning Outcomes and Objectives

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

Apply the principles of adult learning and training techniques by:

  • Understand the lawful methods of obtaining access to personal information.  
  • Recognise the importance of obtaining consent from data subject, if and when required.  
  • Identify when the responsible party must provide access to personal information held on a data subject.  
  • Compare the Regulations of the POPI Act and the Consumer Protection Act in terms of direct marketing.  
  • Demonstrating competence and knowledge of the POPI Act.




Click on the first lesson called OVERVIEW to get started

Duration: About 1 day

Skill Level Required: None

Modules: 7

Lessons: 13

Short Quizzes: 6

Course Content

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction
Module 2 - Sources of and Access to Personal information
Module 3 -Processing of Personal information
Module 4 - Using Personal information
Module 5 - Security, retention and deletion of Personal information
Module 6 - Enforcement of Compliance with the POPI Act
Module 7 - Ensuring Compliance