Protection of Personal Information Act

Employee Compliance

  • Understand why POPI was implemented
  • What is classified as Personal Information
  • Understand the 8 conditions of the act.
  • Consequences of non compliances.
  • Practical examples of each condition.
  • The role you play in protecting personal information.
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All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with the POPI Act which comes into effect on 1 July 2021

Enrol in this course and kick-start your way to compliance!

Under POPI, a business must be able to justify why it holds personal information based on one of the several conditions set out in POPI.

This is a good opportunity for a business to asses what information it collects (whether from employees, customers, service providers or other third parties such as credit bureaus) and review whether that information is actually necessary for the purpose of which it was collected..

Fast approaching, businesses should be reviewing their use of personal information and implement the required policies and procedures to ensure compliance. But how and where do you start and what are the steps you need to follow to ensure compliance?

This course will not only assist you in understanding POPI and the eight conditions of POPI, it provides you with practical implementations steps.

The course is quick to complete, packed with all the needed information with graded questionnaires and a certificate of completion as proof of training and compliance.

Course Curriculum


Overview of POPI

In this module we cover an overview of POPI, law and the reason why it was implemented.


The 8 Conditions and Practical Examples

In this module employees will learn the 8 conditions of the Act. We also include practical example of contraventions of these conditions.



Once you completed the course you will understand the POPI act and the roll you play with the Personal Information of a Data Subject.


The goal of the POPI Act is to protect data subjects from security breaches, theft, and discrimination. To accomplish this, it outlines the eight principles that South Africa data processors must follow. Each condition encourages responsibility, security, and consent.

Prepare today and make sure you have all your systems and policies in place.

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This course is recommended for all HR personnel, Managers and Information Officers. We have a separate training tool for companies to assist with training your employees in the POPI Act. You can implement all the systems you want, if your employees don't comply with the POPI Act, it is a waste and risk to your business.

What our students are saying

"I am so glad I did this course. I know understand POPI and the 8 conditions in much more detail than before. My team and I have used this course as a base and have successfully reviewed and implemented POPI in our workplace."

Eleanor Smith


"Great course packed with all the information that is important. It is a great course packed full of easy to understand steps that any business can follow to become compliant."

Kevin Pillay


"This course did not only help us understand POPI but also implement it. After implementation we used UpSkill's POPI Employee Compliance training course to train all our employees. It made the process of implementing the policies and procedures simple and easy."

Ricardo Webster


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