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What are privacy impact assessments?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/01/2016

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  • What are privacy impact assessments?

What are privacy impact assessments?

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a self-assessment tool designed to help organisations recognise privacy risks and vulnerabilities at the early stages of a project (such as the implementation of a new database, software application or service) which involves the processing of personal data. The Information Commissioner has published a 'Privacy Impact Assessment handbook' to assist organisations to identify the potential privacy impact

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