As a fully incorporated South African company, Engage School Management Systems is committed to compliance with the POPI Act and is confident that it will always deliver a compliant product and service. This is thanks to its pre-existing compliance with data protection requirements in the UK, EU, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries where there are similar data protection regulations. We are registered with the Information Regulator and have a nominated Information Officer and Deputy Information Officer. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handling school data
Anyone working on Engage, at our Regional Offices and from the headquarters team, has to comply and abide by the Company’s Data Protection Policy. All Engage team members are trained how to handle school data and performance against the Policy is monitored closely.
The company’s policy extends to how staff handle a school’s data. We have a strict policy that, prior to remote access when requested, an authorised person at the school must first agree to the procedure before any work commences.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) issued by the European Parliament, is arguably the strongest data protection legislation anywhere in the world currently and further strengthens data protection practices of our group. Our compliance with GDPR is enacted through the UK Data Protection Act 2018 which mirrors the requirements of GDPR in UK law.