Cyber Legal Update: Navigating the Cybercrimes and POPIA Act

Date: Jun 26, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Elgemé Haarhoff

The rapid growth of technologies and an increasing reliance on the cyber domain has led to an alarming increase  of non-compliance with the POPI Act globally.

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The rapid growth of technologies and an increasing reliance on the cyber domain has led to an alarming increase  of non-compliance with the POPI Act globally. The Cybercrimes Act is one of our initial legislations that provides for a legislative framework on data management, and as such, this webinar will discuss this legislative framework on personal information, protected in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act and how to ensure compliance with both the Cybercrimes Act as well as POPIA, for personal data protection.      

Join us on 26 June 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for an informative session led by Adv. Elgemé Haarhoff. This session aims to enhance your understanding of the technicalities and complexities surrounding the cybercrime environment, particularly in the context of resolving disputes.  

Learning objectives 

  Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills:  

  • Overview: Exploring the Intersection of the Cybercrimes Act and POPIA 

  • Understanding the Synergy Between the Cybercrimes Act and POPIA 

  • Assessing the Implications and Utilisation of the Cybercrimes Act and POPIA 

  • Enforcing POPIA Regulations in the Context of Cybercrimes 

  • Examining Recent Developments in Cybercrimes 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Introduction 

  • Welcome and Introduction 

  • Overview and important definitions during training  


  • How the Cybercrimes Act interplays with POPIA 

  • Aims and objectives of the Cybercrimes Act 

  • Aims and objectives of POPIA  

  • Interplay between the Cybercrimes Act and POPIA 

  • Practical examples & Additional legislation to keep in mind 


  • Impact and application of the Cybercrimes Act and POPIA 

  • Impact and application of the Cybercrimes Act 

  • Impact and application of POPIA 

  • How Criminals use data  


  • Implementation of POPIA on Cybercrimes 

  • Overview, access and protection of personal information, access and right to privacy 

  • Cybercrimes Act powers to infringe upon the protected personal information  

  • Defining unlawful access & Electronic Communications Transactions Act 

  • Practical examples 


  • Latest Cybercrimes

  • Practical examples 

  • Conclusion  

  • Summary 

  • Final Questions and Answers 

  • Closing Remarks  

About the presenter 

Adv. Elgemé Haarhoff 

Adv. Elgemé Haarhoff successfully completed SS-Law (Cum Laude) in 2014 presented by the University of Pretoria in Association with the Pretoria Society of Advocates. 

Since 2014, Adv. Haarhoff underwent 17 continuous development courses, inter alia, Cybercrime by Prof. DP van der Merwe, who assisted in drafting the Cybercrimes Act and publication of the book titled “Information and Communications Technology Law” and Cybercrimes under her LLM Degree by Adv. Wilma Gernandt from the Justice College who also assisted in drafting of the Cybercrimes Act.   

Who should attend? 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar:  

  • Practising attorneys.  

  • Candidate attorneys.  

  • Paralegals.    


  • R 450.00 - Online admission - Individual.   

  • Group Price 1 - From R184 per person (up to 5 users)   

  • Group Price 2 - From R121 per person (up to 10 users)   

  • Group Price 3 - From R109 per person (over 11 users)     

Additional material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with:  

  • A summarised slide presentation.  

  • Reference documents and/or course material where available.  

  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to the presenter after the webinar. 

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