Features

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What is included? The Michalsons Compliance Programme features are extensive and are set out below. Read more about it and apply.

Programme

Guidance in a structured format

Programme

We guide you through a set of related activities for you to be in a position to prove that you comply with the data protection laws.

Guidance in a structured programme format

  • Access to the programme website – the place housing all the programme material online.
  • Access to the content contained in the Practical Guide to Effective POPI Compliance in html format.
  • Videos, visual aids and other materials.
  • Alerts and updates on key developments by email.
  • Summaries of any case law and rulings by courts, regulators or authorities.

Laws

Laws, Regulations, Cases

Laws

Know, access and navigate all the laws, regulations and relevant case law that apply to data protection.

Laws that are easy to read

  • Electronic copies of laws or regulations (like the POPI Act and GDPR) that you can search, navigate, highlight and read notes and comments by Michalsons.
  • A List of Data Protection Laws.
  • Summaries of relevant case law.

Tools

Templates, Checklists, Frameworks

Tools

Our tools include templates, frameworks, checklists, project management spreadsheets, and much more that you can use to help your organisation comply.

Tools to Fast track your Efforts

  • Templates that you can customise for letters (like the appointment of an Information Officer), policies (like a privacy policy), spreadsheets (like a map of activities), briefings (like an executive briefing and a CEO briefing), contract clauses (like operator clauses), plans (like a generic Project Plan Template (also called a risk management plan) of what is going to be done by whom when, including a roadmap), and report (like a Project Status Reports).
  • Presentations (or material or outlines to include in your presentations), training material, communications (like emails).
  • Electronic copies of Handouts in Michalsons workshops.
  • Legal Frameworks (like a Privacy Legal Framework, which is part of the Michalsons IT Legal Framework).
  • Legal Checklists.
  • Other Tools, like self-assessments, Mappers and an Overlap Matrix, Risk Assessment or Gap Analysis Tool.

Events

Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

Events

We make the law accessible, empowering and helpful by scheduling a variety of events, including a weekly webinar.

Events to participate in

  • Attend one full day face-to-face public workshop in Joburg or Cape Town (for example the POPI Act Awareness Workshop or the GDPR Awareness Workshop). If you have already attended one of them, you’re welcome to attend again or attend the other one.
  • Attend live legal webinars for members only hosted by a Michalsons attorney – either a Q&A session or covering some material. Sessions are live on most Wednesday mornings and usually 40 minutes long. We record each session, share it with members and store it on the programme website. So, if you miss the live event, you can catch up in your own time.

Recordings

Access recorded content

Recordings

Expand your knowledge of a particular topic by viewing or listening to a recording after the event.

Recordings to watch and refer to just in time

  • Access to the latest version of the relevant Michalsons presentation.
  • Recordings of the weekly live webinars.
  • Pre-recorded Youtube videos
  • Links to other relevant recordings, including Ted Talks

Communities

Participate in Forums

Communities

Access the community to ask members questions and discuss common issues.

Community for common issues

A place for members to talk to each other – a group or forum for each programme (like the Data Protection Programme Group) for discussion about shared issues. A problem shared is a problem halved. Many people face the same challenges and there is no competitive advantage in dealing with them. Collaborating with others to solve the common issues makes a lot of sense, especially when our common goal is to protect people from harm.

Support

Get your questions answered

Support

Two calls a month to a Michalsons attorney (for a maximum of an hour per call) to deal with issues specific to your organisation.

Assessments and consulting

  • An initial private high-level readiness assessment to assess how ready your specific organisation is to start your data protection compliance efforts.
  • An initial private regulatory or compliance project or programme strategy call. This will help you formulate your strategy on how to run your data protection compliance project or programme, scope it, define and engage work streams, establish mandates, plans and budgets, and define roles and profiles to recruit and select the right talent to form the project team. The call will be with a Michalsons attorney (and if necessary an expert in regulatory compliance projects) who has extensive practical experience in getting projects done. This is different to your data protection compliance strategy.

Support

Get your questions answered

Support

Two calls a month to a Michalsons attorney (for a maximum of an hour per call) to deal with issues specific to your organisation.

Personal Support for your specific issues

Depending on your subscription, the programme may include personal support from a Michalsons attorney to answer questions (or deal with issues) specific to your organisation. It is like having a specialist subject matter expert on retainer. The support includes answering queries, doing research, consulting telephonically (on Skype or phone) and drafting. You can request support through the members area.

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