• POPIA leaves much to interpretation.
  • Regulation 4(1) of the Regulations in terms of the POPI Act stipulates that an Information Officer must ensure that a compliance framework is developed, implemented, monitored and maintained.
  • It is also important to take note of Section 109(3) of POPIA which stipulates that when determining an appropriate fine (in the case of a complaint or databreach), the Regulator must consider certainfactors, including “any failure to carry out a risk assessment or a failure to operate good policies, procedures and practices to protect personal information.

Templates Forms, Policies, Guidelines – POPIA Compliance Framework

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. POPIA do not define the term Compliance Framework.
  2. We cabn define it as: A compliance framework provides a methodology; an organised set of guidelines and best practices, that spells out the process by which an organisation can meet its regulatory requirements.
  3. The objective is to keep an organisation in compliance with all regulations at all times. Some frameworks address specific areas of your business processes, such as data security; and provide the specific controls, procedures, or processes you could implement to achieve compliance with various data security standards that might apply to your business.