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A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) does what the name suggests—it’s a way of assessing the data protection impact of a particular project or process on any affected individuals. Historically, DPIAs were called privacy impact assessments (PIAs). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 uses the term DPIA but the concepts are the same.
This Practice Note explains:
what a DPIA is
whether you have to conduct DPIAs, and if so
who should conduct the assessment, and
Precedent: Data protection impact assessment—GDPR compliant reflects the requirements of the GDPR. See also Precedent: Data protection impact assessment—DPIA—short form which is based on a template issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
The ICO guidance on DPIAs can be found in two locations: Guide to the GDPR, Accountability and governance, Data protection impact assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs).
A DPIA is a tool that can help you:
identify and minimise the data protection risks of new projects, and
meet individuals’ expectations of privacy
Generally, a DPIA is conducted at the start of a project that could have data protection or privacy implications, eg rolling out a new document management or HR system. Done properly, the DPIA will enable you to:
systematically and thoroughly analyse how the project will affect individuals’ privacy, and
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