This guide aims to give you a better understanding of what a Privacy Impact Assessement is, why they are useful and when they should be conducted.
WHAT IS A PIA?
Privacy Impact Assessments are a management tool designed to identify risks to individuals’ privacy when implementing new systems, technologies or processes.
PIAs are at the heart of an organisation’s ‘privacy by design’ approach. They ensure problems are found and fixed during the early stages of any project, thereby minimising the risk of harm to individuals through misuse of their personal information.
Additionally, a PIA can also be used to assess the impact of the continuing use of existing systems, technologies or processes, and can assist the design of effective methods for handling personal data.
Find out more about why and when you should consider conducting a PIA.
The information provided and the opinions expressed in this document represent the views of the Data Protection Network. They do not constitute legal advice and cannot be construed as offering comprehensive guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other statutory measures referred to.