ISO 27701: 2019: PIMS: International Certification to protect Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

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Over the past two years the PII environment has changed exponentially. With the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the European Union and its enforcement beginning on May 2018, the importance of data protection collected from organizations for a variety of reasons is becoming the utmost objective of each organization and involved individuals.

Without a doubt, the business growth in the modern world drives up the amount of collected personal data from organizations for different purposes. As a result, there is a need for organizations to develop an enhanced system to manage the collection of data, based on the premises of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

But, little did we know that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) has identify this as well as an International and Global Risk. With the provisioning of Information Security (ISO 27001), we have seen the constant growth in the drive to protect personal information since 2015. The ISO has developed and approved the ISO 27701: 2019: Personal Information Management System (PIMS), to protect the much needed Personal Identifiable Information (PII). (See the video)

Well, as you by this time know, Crest Advisory Africa is in the forefront of leading the industry is not only International Training, but implementation of ISO Management Systems and Auditing of these systems as a Third Party Audit (TPA) provider. We do the whole value chain, from Training of your

  • Executives (Introduction, 1 day: In-House or Virtual),
  • Training of Heads of Departments and specific management and supervision levels (Foundation, 2 days: In-house and Virtual)
  • Training of International Certified Lead Implementer’s: 5 Days: In-House or Virtual and
  • Training of International Certified Lead Auditor: 5 Days: In-House or Virtual

Because of the urgency of the PIMS implementation in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the GDPR, Crest Advisory Africa is asking the tough question:

Why would you as a business engage on any other level than International Certification?

Our training has been scheduled for International Certified Lead Implementer’s on the following dates:

  • 14 to 18 September 2020
  • 12 to 17 October 2020
  • 2 to 6 November 2020
  • 7 to 11 December 2020

Our training has been scheduled for International Certified Lead Auditors on the following dates:

  • 9 to 13 November 2020

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Nico Snyman
Founder and CEO at Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd Nico Snyman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd since June 2014, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nico has an MBA, specializing in Total Quality Management (TQM) and is an internationally Certified Management System Auditor with PECB. Nico is also a PECB-certified Senior Lead Auditor for 19 ISO standards. With over 35 years of experience in various disciplines, Nico has a vast subject matter expertise (SME) base across various industries, from government, corporate, regulators, banks, mines, medical schemes, etc. He served as a Brigadier in the South African Police Service (SAPS), an Executive on the biggest global project between 2007 and 2011, the Gautrain Project, and as an Executive, was instrumental to the establishment of the Bombela Operating Company (BOC) between 2009 and 2013.