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Data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) are tools which assist organisations in identifying the most effective way to comply with their data protection obligations and meet individuals’ expectations of privacy. They can be an integral part of taking a privacy by design approach.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out the circumstances in which a DPIA must be carried out.
An effective DPIA will allow organisations to identify and fix problems at an early stage, reducing the associated costs and damage to reputation, which might otherwise occur.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which is the UK regulator for Data Protection legislation, encourages organisations to ensure that privacy and data protection is a key consideration in the early stages of any project, and then throughout its lifecycle. For example when:
building new IT systems for storing or accessing personal data;
developing legislation, policy or strategies that have privacy implications;
embarking on a data sharing initiative; or
using data for new purposes.