DPIA

Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is used as a tool for minimising risks relating to privacy and security of personal information during data processing activities. GDPR, under Article 35, puts emphasis on the relatively high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals when new processes or new technology is being engaged for data processing for the first time.

These assessments take the shape of flexible processes aimed at systematically recognising, analysing and managing the risk potential of any data processing operation. While such assessments are necessary for compliance, they also effectively allows an organisation or entity to assess the kinds and levels of risk posed by a proposed plan and whether it falls within acceptable limits of risk that can be further managed and minimized. This save a company from potential security breaches that may expose them to fines and penalties.

Salient features of DPIA

The processors of data are required to include within the assessment detailed description of the proposed operation, its purpose, necessity and proportionality along with an assessment of the risks to the rights and freedoms of data subjects and mitigating measures. These assessments take the shape of flexible processes aimed at systematically recognising, analysing and managing the risk potential of any data processing operation.

While such assessments are necessary for compliance, they also effectively allows an organisation or entity to assess the kinds and levels of risk posed by a proposed plan and whether it falls within acceptable limits of risk that can be further managed and minimized. This operations help to prevent potential security breaches that may subject the organisation to fines and penalties.

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