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Privacy-Online • The Reality of POPIA, GDPR and Cybersecurity | News

The Reality of POPIA, GDPR and Cybersecurity

Posted October 9, 2017
Written by Mark Heyink

The publication of the Regulations to POPIA brings us one step closer to the proclamation of the commencement of the Act.

The Compuscan Academy, together with Mark Heyink, are conducting a 1-Day Workshop in Cape Town (Durbanville) on 2 November 2017, Johannesburg (Sandton) on 14 November 2017 and in Durban on 9 November 2017 to assist you in understanding the role of information security in an organisation's efforts to comply with its constitutional and other legal obligations, as well as the organisation's interaction with the Information Regulator in doing so.

To learn more about this workshop and to register please read the Workshop details, Course Outline and Register HERE

©Mark Heyink 2017



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