Compliance to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act with POPIAssist

DataWave enables compliance with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act through the POPIAssist methodology. The Act is aimed at facilitating the responsible collection, processing and storage of customer information, and imposes hefty fines and prison terms (sentence of up to 10 years) for non-compliance.

We apply technology to design POPI compliance solutions that cater to the specific needs of our clients’ businesses and systemise the process through the following approach:


  • Assessment of Enterprise Risks
  • Modification of Business Practices to Facilitate Compliance
  • Establishment of Controls to Manage Regulatory Risks
  • Training on New Procedures and Systems
  • Monitoring and Improvement of Controls
  • Continuous Awareness Creation


POPIAssist is a holistic solution that encompasses the entire data lifecycle, including elements such as defining a POPI strategy and roadmap, data auditing, data quality, data management, and data security.


Other POPI Services

Our multi-disciplinary POPIAssist team comprises of Certified Data Management Professionals (CDMPs), as well as business and legal professionals who collaborate to apply the most effective and relevant POPI strategies for our various clients. We also offer the following POPI services:

  • Consulting
  • Coaching and Mentoring


POPIAssist Benefits

  • Facilitation of POPI Act compliance
  • Improved overall database security
  • Elimination of non-compliance risks, fines (can be as much as R10 million) and imprisonment
  • Reduced risk of customer civil action
  • Reduced risk of reputational damage through non-compliance
  • Streamlined and holistic POPI Act compliance solution
  • Improved data quality and data management
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