SAAA webinar: The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and its implications for accountants – 30 Oct 2014


The Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPI) has generated a considerable amount of media hype during the course of 2014. With the explosion of information technology and the ever increasing demand of clients seeking access to effective accounting solutions, practitioners need to familiarise themselves with the Act.

POPI not only necessitates the processing of clients’ personal information in a lawful manner, but also dictates accountability and associated responsibilities of such processing. It has therefore become paramount for any accounting practice to strike the correct balance when assessing the privacy of any personal information it is faced with.

Francis Cronje, a contributor to the Act and professional advisor to many large organisations, will share some of his thoughts and insights during this two-hour webinar.

Course content

  • Brief background on the Act and its origins.
  • Some key definitions and concepts.
  • The eight conditions and related aspects.
  • Why a Code of Conduct is of paramount importance.
  • POPI dilemma: Technological pros and cons.
  • Q & As

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Attendance of this seminar will accrue 2 hours’ CPD for members of a relevant professional body such as ACCA, SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CSSA, ICBA, LSSA, FPI, and the IBA.

ACCA is a full member of IFAC. The ACCA CPD policy is compliant with IFAC IES7 and is recognised by SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CIS and others.


  • Non-members = R250.00
  • SAAA members = R125.00
  • CPD subscribers = FREE

When and where

  • 30 October 2014
  • 10h00 to 12h00
  • Online

Register for this webinar.