Cybersecurity will be required by law in SA from 1 July 2021 - POPIA

Wednesday, 24 March

12:00 PM (SAST, South-African time)

The webinar being held at 12:00pm on 24 March 2021 is a joint presentation by F-Secure and Michalsons on the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) legislation that will be coming into effect in South Africa on 01 July 2021.

With headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and being the biggest cyber security company in Europe, F-Secure has a great deal of experience in dealing with the similar General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation in Europe. Michalsons is a legal firm based in South Africa and specializes in the various aspects of the POPI Act legislation.

The following topics will be discussed in the webinar:

  • What the law requires from you by getting an overview.
  • A brief summary of POPIA compared to EU's GDPR (90% similarities)
  • What POPIA’s intentions are and the consequences of non-compliance
  • Identify some actions to take by knowing what is important to prioritise
  • Consider technology that can help you by seeing what is available
  • Get answers to your questions by having them answered by experts


Knut Vatneström
Senior Sales Engineer, F-Secure Corporation

With F-Secure since 1999, Knut Vatneström has worked with IT security resellers, private companies and government organisations throughout South America, APAC and Europe. His international experience advising companies on cyber security issues and helping them secure their digital assets and networks gives him unique insights into the threats and security risks we are facing today.

John Giles
Managing Attorney, Michalsons

John Giles has years of practical experience applying his knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, or disputes. He always tries to add value to his clients. He embraces and uses technology to provide the best possible services to his clients.

Register for the webinar

We process the personal data you share with us in accordance with our Corporate Business Privacy Policy.

Participant information shall be processed by F-Secure, Michalsons and Cybervision in accordance with their respective privacy policies (F‑Secure | Cybervision | Michalsons). You can exercise your rights as the data subject towards F-Secure, Michalsons and Cybervision independently.

In partnership

Cybervision PTY Ltd is a leading distributor of cyber security solutions and services in southern Africa, with hundreds of satisfied customer companies through their resellers and over 25 years of experience in the field.

Michalsons provides practical legal solutions to clients throughout the world. We have a global view because many of our clients operate in multiple jurisdictions. Benefit from our specialist attorneys’ knowledge, insight, and experience in specific areas of law.

F-Secure is Europe’s largest cyber security company. Our portfolio includes products and services ranging from threat prediction and prevention to detection and response. We have over 100,000 satisfied corporate customers, including top banks, airlines, and enterprises.