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Webinar: Is Your Business POPIA Ready?

Our hosts include Head of Legal and Compliance, Kelly Chalom, and founding member and Managing Director of the Soarsoft Group, Chris Hathaway, who will be discussing:

  • Key requirements of the POPI Act
  • Practical things you can do to start getting ready to comply
  • How Microsoft’s suite of products can help you facilitate compliance

This webinar is intended for information purposes only. As such, the opinions expressed therein are not intended to constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such.  Likewise, no questions posed to the presenters will be protected by legal privilege. Cloud Essentials disclaims all liability for any loss or damages sustained as a result of the contents of this webinar to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Kelly chalom

Kelly Chalom is Cloud Essential’s Head of Legal and Compliance and combines her deep compliance experience with a passion for technology.   Her tech-savvy legal know-how has led to Kelly being extensively involved in mapping Microsoft’s governance control framework to various international standards.  She has also developed an advanced – yet very practical – data privacy assessment and advisory workshop and a classification taxonomy workshop.  The workshops are helping companies attain optimal compliance with data privacy-related legislation, including the GDPR and the POPI Act, using the relevant Microsoft technologies and settings.



Chris Hathaway is a founding member of Cloud Essentials and an IT risk subject matter expert. He has an extensive background in content management, migration, archiving, eDiscovery and a focus on the complexities and risks arising from the governance and compliance obligations in highly regulated industries like financial services, law firms and government institutions, more particularly within the realm of the current cloud services space and modern collaboration platforms like Microsoft 365.

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