Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) are fundamental in following a privacy by design approach.
It’s imperative for businesses to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your reputation could be damaged and you may incur heavy fines should you breach the data protection law and regulation.
25th May 2018 marked the beginning of GDPR and will effect the way in which everyone manages their data. All EU citizens now have new rights to their data.
GDPR now controls the management and processing of all personal data throughout the countries of the European Union. Even after Brexit, it will remain significant for the future data protection legislation within the UK.
GDPR means that data controllers are no longer required to register with their local Data Protection Authority. Instead, they will be required to maintain comprehensive records of data processing activities (Art.30). These records must demonstrate how they provide effective protection for the personal data they gather or already own.
An accurate Data Protection Impact Assessment is required and can be requested at any time by the Supervisory Authority. This is why many organisations are deciding to share their processes with their data subjects to build confidence and trust.
UtopiaR looks beyond traditional thinking to highlight and report issues and observations which require remediation. Our GDPR compliance software will provide timely and valuable protection for our customers and their customers!
Article 25 of the EU GDPR requires that “data protection by design and default” is provided in the processing of personal data. Although not new, it is a necessity within GDPR and is best evidenced by the completion of a Data Protection Impact Assessment.
Privacy Impact Assessments are at the heart of the “Privacy by Design and Default” philosophy and approach of data protection and compliancy. This activity requires a number of distinct roles, all of which are addressed by UtopiaR.
Implement effective privacy controls into all your data processing activities.
Identify and escalate data protection and privacy issues during the course of an assessment.
Reduce the exposure, associated costs and legislative penalties from data protection and privacy risks.
Produce comprehensive Data Protection Impact Assessments. These assessments can be provided to the Supervisory Authority upon request.
Provide an option for sharing transparency of how personal data is being processed with data subjects. This is to help build confidence and trust from your data subjects.
Support existing information security best practice for those who undertake risk management activities. An example being as part of their ISO 27001 information security certification.