What is a Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA)?

A Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a method for identifying and reducing the privacy risks of organisations. A requirement of the GDPR is to perform a DPIA before processing personal data if the nature or scope of the processing could entail a high risk for an individual.

A DPIA is a tool that helps organisations fulfil their data protection obligations effectively and meet the expectations of individuals with regard to privacy. An effective DPIA allows organisations to identify and resolve problems at an early stage, thereby minimising the possible associated costs and preventing any reputational damage. 

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