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Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are mandatory for high risk processing activities. If your organisation is undertaking a new project or changing the way you process personal data, it is likely that a DPIA is required. Our team are industry leaders in the completion of DPIAs.

We have proven, technology led processes to ensure a comprehensive and pragmatic assessment is completed. From identifying the need to complete a DPIA, to conducting the assessment and implementing the findings – we have the experience and expertise to enable compliance.

Data Protection Impact Assessments

What is a DPIA?

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a process that organizations use to identify, assess, and mitigate potential privacy risks in relation to their data processing activities.

DPIAs are a key tool for ensuring compliance with data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are typically conducted when an organization is planning to introduce a new system, process, or service that involves the processing of personal data.

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The Benefits

  • Reduce projects costs by implementing privacy by design and default at an early stage
  • Identify and mitigate risks to protect your organisation, employees and customers
  • Ability to demonstrate and report on the effectiveness of privacy activities to date
  • Demonstrate compliance to regulators and ensure fines are avoided
  • Build consumer confidence through an independent assessment by an external party

““PrivacyEngine carried out a data protection audit of our company. The process and the team were efficient and professional as they interviewed staff and delivered a comprehensive report on our GDPR risks.””

Maria Colton

Company director, Colton Motors

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Why Conduct a DPIA?

By conducting a DPIA, organizations can identify and address potential privacy risks before they become a problem. This can help to build trust with customers, employees, and other stakeholders, and can also help organizations to demonstrate compliance with data protection laws.

Typical DPIA Process

  • Data mapping: This involves identifying all the personal data that will be processed, including the categories of data, sources of data, and how the data will be collected, stored, and used.
  • Risk assessment: This involves assessing the potential risks to individuals' rights and freedoms that may arise from the processing of personal data.
  • Risk mitigation: This involves identifying and implementing measures to mitigate the identified risks.
  • Consultation: This involves consulting with relevant stakeholders, such as data subjects, data protection authorities, and other relevant parties.
  • Documentation: This involves documenting the DPIA process, including the findings of the risk assessment and the measures taken to mitigate risks.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) Consultancy offered by PrivacyEngine?

Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy from PrivacyEngine is a specialized service that assists organizations in conducting comprehensive assessments of the potential risks and impacts of data processing activities on individuals’ privacy. It ensures compliance with data protection regulations and helps mitigate privacy risks.

Why do organizations need Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy from PrivacyEngine?

Organizations are required by regulations like GDPR to conduct DPIAs for high-risk processing activities. This service helps organizations navigate the complexities of DPIAs, ensuring that privacy risks are identified and addressed proactively.

How does Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy work in PrivacyEngine?

This service typically includes:

  • Assessment Guidance: PrivacyEngine experts provide guidance on when and how to conduct DPIAs for specific processing activities.
  • Risk Identification: Assistance in identifying potential privacy risks and assessing their likelihood and impact.
  • Mitigation Strategies: Recommendations for implementing measures to mitigate identified risks and ensure compliance.

What benefits does Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy provide?

Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy offers several benefits:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Helps organizations fulfil the DPIA requirements outlined in data protection regulations.
  • Risk Management: Identifies and addresses privacy risks before they escalate into major issues.
  • Transparency: Demonstrates accountability by maintaining clear records of privacy assessments.
  • Efficiency: Streamlines the DPIA process, saving time and resources compared to navigating it independently.
  • Expert Guidance: Leverages PrivacyEngine’s expertise to ensure accurate and effective DPIAs.

Is Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy suitable for all types of data processing activities?

Yes, Data Protection Impact Assessments Consultancy is suitable for a wide range of data processing activities, particularly those that involve high risks to individuals’ privacy. Whether your organization processes personal data for marketing, research, or other purposes, this service can help you conduct thorough DPIAs to ensure compliance and privacy protection.

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