Free workshop_Data and Consumer Protection Act_13 July 2017

Thu Jul 13, 10:00 - Thu Jul 13, 12:00

Bandwidth Barn Woodstock


Join us at the Bandwidth Barn for a FREE workshop:

Brevity Law will be presenting a brief introduction to the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. of 2013 ("POPI") and the Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 ("CPA"), two pieces of legislation that most businesses will likely come into contact with on a regular basis.
POPI's main objective is to protect the right to privacy of all South Africans, including companies.
Its goal is to ensure that South African businesses conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing third party's personal information.
While POPI is not yet officially operative, government has encouraged businesses to prioritise POPI compliance in 2017 in order to avoid facing fines, or even imprisonment for individuals once the Act comes into effect.
The CPA focuses on consumer rights. It encourages responsible consumer behaviour and serves as the "guardian" of consumers from businesses who seek to exploit them. Consumers are defined as persons to whom goods and services are marketed, who use a supplier's goods or a person who enters into a transaction with a supplier or service provider for a product. For the most part, the CPA only applies to consumers who are natural persons, or companies with an annual turnover or net asset value less than R2 million.
As consumer legislation develops and is tested, South African courts have become increasingly focused on consumer rights, seeking to ensure that consumers are not exploited by businesses.
Our presentation seeks to give business owners a basic understanding of the above laws and to provide practical knowledge that can be applied in business. Keeping up to speed with legal developments in the consumer sector is crucial for any South African business. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse! We will be summarising the most relevant parts of the above laws and providing practical examples of how these laws may apply in day-to-day business transactions.
We will recommend aspects in which a business can ensure compliance with these laws and will be available to answer any specific queries from the audience.
Facilitated by Juliette of Brevity Law.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Date: 13 July 2017
Venue: 3rd Floor, Bandwidth Barn, Woodstock Exchange
Please note that parking is off street and based on first come first serve basis.

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Free workshop_Data and Consumer Protection Act_13 July 2017
Bandwidth Barn Woodstock
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