POPI Free Trial Assessment

The POPI Free Trial Assessment uses the POPI Act Compliance Assessment Tool (POPI-CAT).

Introduction to POPI-CAT, explanation of how POPI-CAT works:

The purpose of this POPI-CAT is to facilitate an assessment of the maturity of compliance with “Protection of Personal Information Act, number 4 of 2013” (POPI Act) for your organisation.

The overall assessment scale approach used is based on the ISO15504 standard definition of completeness for the actionable items in the Act as they apply to organisations seeking to comply with the Act.

All of the wording of the relevant POPI-CAT line items is sourced directly from the POPI Act.

Explanation of POPI-CAT

There are 14 groups of questions and 37 assessment items in total.

POPI Act Conditions maturity: covers all 8 conditions for processing of personal information as outlined in the POPI Act, Ch 3 Part A.

SPI & PIC maturity: covers Processing of special personal information and personal information of children as outlined in the POPI Act, Ch 4 Part B & C.

IO maturity: covers the expectations of the Information Officer as outlined in the POPI Act, Ch 5 Part B.

Prior Authorisations maturity: covers requirement to notify the Regulator.

Ch 8 & 9 maturity: covers Rights of Data Subject regarding direct marketing; Transborder information flows.

Peter Tobin Consultancy (PTC) (author of the POPI-CAT) undertake to treat your responses as confidential and not to disclose these responses to any other party without your prior written permission.

Support notice

This POPI-CAT tool is supplied on an "as is" basis and is not supported unless otherwise agreed with Dr Peter Tobin at peter@p-t-c.co.za You are welcome to submit any queries you have about the completion of the POPI-CAT to this email address. PTC undertakes to respond within 24 hours.

Copyright notice

Copyright rests in the author, Dr Peter Tobin of PTC. He may be contacted at peter@p-t-c.co.za. This tool is supplied on the basis that the receiving party has the right to use the tool for their own use in their organisation. It may not otherwise be copied or distributed, nor sold or otherwise made available. Copyright © Dr Peter Tobin, 2014.

For more information about PTC please visit www.p-t-c.co.za

Assessment scale You may find it useful to print a copy of this page and keep it handy while completing the assessment:

U (Unassessed) —There has been no attempt made to assess this attribute as of yet.

N (Not achieved)—There is little or no evidence of achievement of the defined attribute in the assessed item. (0 to 15 percent achievement).

P (Partially achieved)—There is some evidence of an approach to, and some achievement of, the defined attribute in the assessed item. Some aspects of achievement of the attribute may be unpredictable. (16 to 50 percent achievement).

L (Largely achieved)—There is evidence of a systematic approach to, and significant achievement of, the defined attribute in the assessed item. Some weakness related to this attribute may exist in the assessed item. (51 to 85 percent achievement).

F (Fully achieved)—There is evidence of a complete and systematic approach to, and full achievement of, the defined attribute in the assessed item. No significant weaknesses related to this attribute exist in the assessed item. (86 to 100 percent achievement).

Completion instructions Only the password has been made a mandatory item. You are encouraged to complete all the other items but need not do so in one session.

The assessment has been structured into the POPI conditions and sections, each of which may be submitted individually. Please provide your email address for each section in order to enable a report to be compiled. 

Copyright © Dr Peter Tobin, 2014.

Condition 1 - Accountability 

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved

Condition 2 - Processing Limitation

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved
Unassessed
Not achieved
Partially achieved
Largely achieved
Fully achieved

Thank you for completing the POPI Trial Assessment. We will send your assessment report to you via email.

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