ACSI has created a useful POPI toolkit that will help you and your school comply with this new legislation. In the next few months we will be scheduling training times with experts to explain the POPI toolkit and the journey you and your school will need to go on.
The POPI Act will apply to all schools.In summary, all schools are required to put appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures into place to
secure the integrity and confidentiality of any personal
information in their possession or control. The school must
establish and maintain both technological and physical
safeguards in respect to all electronic/digital and physical
personal data. The school must identify reasonably
foreseeable risks, and regularly verify that all
safeguards are effective and then updated in
response to control breaches or new risks.