Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Checklist
Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) identifies and minimise risks from data processing. Help you analyse, identify and minimise any data protection risks of a project.
This is part of your accountability obligations under the GDPR. DPIA should help guide you to determine whether or not the level of risk is acceptable and make sure it is minimised.
What kind of “risk”?There is no explicit definition of ‘risk’ in the GDPR.
Assessing the level of risk involves looking at both the likelihood and the severity of any potential harm and “risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons”.
Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
What is the nature, scope, context and purpose of the data processing?
Understand and Document
Understand and document processing activities and identify risk.
Consult individuals, and other relevant parties.
Data Protect Officer
Ask for advice
Is data processing necessary? Proportioned to purpose. How will ensure compliance with data protection principles?
Likelihood or severity of risk to individuals.
What measures can be put in place to eliminate or reduce high risk.
Document decision making process including difference opinions
Implement the measures identified and integrated into project plan.
Review and revisit when necessary.
Justice and Consumers EU – Guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and determining whether processing is “likely to result in a high risk” for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679
European Union Law – Protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive
Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) identifies and minimise risks from data processing. Help you analyse, identify and minimise any data
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to any company that transacts with European Union citizens. The European Union (EU) is