South Africa Chapter – December 2020


Chapter Overview

Date: Tuesday, 8th of December 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Platform: Digital Alliances

Location: Microsoft Teams

Overall Theme: Gain a better understanding of what it means to comply with POPIA and what Tools/ Controls are available to help you on your journey

Areas of focus:

Use case from Michalsons South Africa – POPIA is here – What Now?

Microsoft South Africa Compliance Tools

This Alliance Chapter will focus on the announcement of element of the POPI act going live in South Africa and another opportunity to benchmark with peers on where the focus needs to be.

Collateral to wet the appetite and assist with contextualising the topic;

  • 0945

    Lobby and Joining Time

  • 1000


    Session Leader: Leigh Thomas – Director, CISO Alliances

    Session Title: What should you achieve from today’s session?

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    Use Case from Michalsons South Africa

    Session Leaders:

    John Giles – Managing Attorney, Michalsons

    Mark Heyink – Senior Associate, Michalsons

    Session Overview and Purpose:

    Join us to gain an understanding of what it means to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). In your compliance journey you will need to take practical and effective action that will achieve the best results for your organization. There are many possible roads you could take over this period to get data protection right and it’s important to take the right one.

  • 1045


    Session Leaders:

    Catherine De Klerk – Modern Workplace Specialist, Microsoft

    Colin Erasmus – Modern Workplace, Microsoft

    Session Title:

    The importance of operational resiliency in the current security landscape while protecting your sensitive information.

    Session Overview and Purpose:

    Living in a digital, connected age opens up significant opportunities to improve and reimagine how people live, work and learn – but being connected through a proliferation of devices, particularly as remote working continues to grow, also opens up new avenues of attack for cunning cybercriminals. From Zero Trust to Information Protection, this session will take a look at Security building blocks with special focus on compliance tools to help with your POPIA Compliance.

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