A privacy impact assessment (PIA’s) and data protection impact assessment are valuable tools to gauge the ways projects, systems, programs, products or services impact the data an organization holds, and increasingly they are being required by law.
Having a good understanding of what a PIAs is, how to conduct one, and who needs to be involved can be the key to determining the true effect a new project will have on your organization.
Organizations should use PIAs (a) before commencing a project to identify privacy risks in the design and implementation process and assess how to mitigate those risks; (b) during a program or project’s lifecycle to evaluate changes that create new privacy risks, and (c) at the end of a project’s lifecycle to evaluate how the project’s information should be deleted or maintained after completion.
A comprehensive data privacy strategy protects against the growing risks and reputational damage associated with data breaches. However, privacy has a broader range of risk categories, which we considered in our assessments.
We address Inherent Risk Level, Residual Risk Level, and Target Risk Level in all of our these assessments, with deep dives into: