The measures and standards required for the lawful processing of personal information


POPI requires responsible parties to implement generally accepted information security. ISO 27001 is an internationally standard widely recognised as the reference for generally accepted information security practices and procedures. ISO 27001 requires that organisations establish, document, implement and maintain an information management system to protect personal information.


This 2 day course provides delegates with an understanding of the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) standard for information security management – ISO 27001. Delegates will learn about the integrated process approach for information security management and how to extend their current activities in line with international standards.

The Protection of Personal Information Act requires that effective information security be implemented and continuously improved. An ISO 27001 information security management system (ISMS) ensures that the information security strategy and practices are aligned with the enterprise’s business needs and strategic goals regarding privacy. An appropriate implementation of ISO 27001 will assist responsible parties demonstrate their commitment to have properly addressed the POPI requirements.

Seminar Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of the ISO 27001 standard, its requirements and how to correctly implement an information security management system for POPI. On completion of this seminar participants will be able to:

Seminar Outline

Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples how to design and implement information security in accordance with the ISO 27001 requirements for information security management and the Protection of Personal Information Act.

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