Fundaba: POPI compliance and implementation for the accounting profession
|CPD Hours:||Attendance at this seminar will secure 3 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)|
Professional accountants in practice will have access to all types of information to be able to provide their services. From tax services to accounting services and audit services, personal information will form a large part of the information processed. This personal information can sometimes be very sensitive and of a confidential nature. Professional accountants have the duty of confidentiality, but also the duty of acting in the public interest. On top of this, POPI requires professional accountants to process personal information in compliance with the POPI Act. Join us in this informative interactive session as we specifically focus on the impact of POPI on professional accountants. We will answer questions such as: Do you need consent? Are you allowed to share information? What information may you receive from what sources? This session will be 2.5 hours with a 30 minute Q and A session at the end
• The objective and spirit behind POPI – Why it is not necessary to break down and cry, you are most likely compliant! • Important definitions – So what is personal information? • Quick guide to compliance – What steps do YOU need to take • The data audit – find out Who, What, Where and Why • The requirements of the Act and how to implement these practically o Obtaining information and consent o Processing information o Informing data subjects of the information being processed o Sharing of information o Data subject participation • Specific requirements with regards to the accounting profession o Can you obtain personal information of your client’s data subjects? o What if your client objects to providing information under POPI? o Can this lead to a limitation of scope? • How to protect the data you have access to o The impact of mobile devices such as employee laptops • Consequences of non-compliance • FREE POPI checklist and Data audit template provided.
☐ All accountants, auditors and tax practitioners