Data Protection and GDPR Level 3 for Managers and Business (VTQ)

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Data protection impact assessment

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A Data Protection Impact Assessment or DPIA is a process designed to help you to identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project.

Organisations should do a DPIA for processing that is likely to result in a high risk to individuals. This includes some specified types of processing that include systematic and extensive profiling or automated decision-making to make significant decisions about people, or where processing special category or criminal offence data on a large scale and where new technologies are being used.

There are many other instances where a data protection impact assessment would be a requirement, for example, if you are processing in any way that uses biometric data, or in a way that combines, compares or matches data from various sources or where automated decisions are being made, then you should check the ICO website for more information.

A privacy by design and data minimisation approach has always been an implicit requirement of the data protection principles, however, the GDPR now makes this an express legal requirement.