The POPIA Regulations require information officers to develop, implement, monitor and maintain a compliance framework for the POPI Act. There are numerous obligations in the legislation that need to be addressed when personal information is processed. It is good practice to ensure completeness in the fulfilment of these obligations by using a compliance framework. The four phases of the compliance framework provide a structured approach to continuous improvement.
The POPIA platform is a comprehensive governance and management system for privacy management that will ensure all the obligations of the POPI Act can be addressed in a structured manner. Accessible from a desktop or mobile device, the POPIA compliance framework and monitoring system is accessible from any location, at any time, by staff assigned POPIA related roles and responsibilities. The POPIA compliance framework is divided into process areas and individual implementation tasks that are tracked through to completion.