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ISASA Guidelines to the Protection of Personal Information Act

ISASA has developed a simple Guideline to assist member schools with POPIA implementation. This document is titled the ISASA Guidelines to the Protection of Personal Information Act (ISASA POPIA Guideline).

The ISASA POPIA Guideline serves to provide a snapshot view of what POPIA is and what is required for schools to be POPIA compliant. Topics covered inlcude:

  • Purpose of POPIA
  • Dates of implementation
  • Scope and applicability of POPIA
  • Important concepts relating to POPIA
  • Rights of the data subject
  • Conditions for lawful processing of personal information
  • Retention and destruction of personal information
  • Impact and benefit of POPIA
  • Recommendations to schools
  • Explanation of POPIA forms

ISASA has also developed a pro forma POPIA template that schools can use as the basis for their own POPIA guidelines.

Both documents are available for download below:

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ISASA POPIA Guideline
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POPIA Policy Template Schools
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