Smart Privacy

The Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013, herein referred to as "POPI" or the "Act" aims to give effect to constitutionally entrenched right to privacy, by introducing measures to ensure that the personal information of an individual, or "data subject" is safeguarded when it is processed by responsible parties.

The act aims to establish minimum requirements for the "processing of personal information". However, the all-encompassing definitions of "processing" of "personal information" creates a situation where responsible parties are directly affected and need to be aware of the requirements and prohibitions as set out in the act.


What SmartPrivacy can do for your Company

SmartPrivacy will assist your company to comply with the objects of the Act through its developed and unique assessment and implemenation methodology. Considering the limitations as a result of the status of the POPIA and the absence of codes of conduct, examples, best practices and general experience in SA, SmartPrivacy developed a preliminary assessment, based on seven steps to assist business during their POPIA compliance journey.

This assessment is based on a risk identification and risk treatment model that delivers the required building blocks and design principles to carefully plan the "what", "when" and "how", as well as the costs of the POPIA implementation plan. The assessment allows for various risk treatment models that can be implemented in accordance with the client's needs and risk priority actions on the road to compliance.

The final stage is based on a project management plan, to implement the risk treatment model and the compliance roadmap.

Should you require more information, or want to book a scoping review, contact Phuthego Gama on (012) 345-2955, or email her on phuthego@laboursmart.co.za


Free POPI Questionnaire

The purpose of this abbreviated assessment questionnaire is to be used purely as a brief unsupported assessment.

The self assessment is provided as an example of a facilitated process conducted by our experts to identify the extent of POPI compliance in your organisation. The full questionnaire (±180 detailed questions) is a facilitated exercise done by privacy consultants. The dashboard is provided purely as a graphic view of the key areas of assessment based on limited input by the respondent.

The final stage is based on a project management plan, to implement the risk treatment model and the compliance roadmap.

Should you require more information, or want to book a scoping review, contact Phuthego Gama on (012) 345-2955, or email her on phuthego@laboursmart.co.za


How to proceed

  • Go to the Questionnaire tab
  • Ether select Yes or No next to the relevant question
  • Go to the Graphical Representation for a graphic display of the assessment based on the 14 categories

If you rate 50% or higher on any 2 elements, it is likely that your organisation needs more in-depth support relating to POPI compliance. Please contact us on moreinfo@laboursmart.co.za for any further assistance.


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