Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)

What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) helps to reduce data protection risk. This is necessary when a project involves processing of personal data.


  • suggests the most effective way to meet our data protection obligations
  • helps to meet expectations of privacy

Completing a DPIA reduces costs and reputational damage through:

  • considering the likelihood and severity of any impact
  • identifying and fixing problems at an early stage

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