Safeguard your company’s data with privacy impact assessments (DPIAs).

Mitigate the risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals and stay in compliance with the GDPR.
First steps

Start by figuring out whether or not you need to conduct a PIA.

A data privacy impact assessment (DPIA/PIA) is an internal evaluation of how personally identifiable information is handled for a given data processing activity. A PIA is conducted to ensure compliance with regulations, outline potential privacy risks, and potential ways of reducing those risks.

In this way, a PIA is both an analysis as well as a formal document outlining the data collection process and the findings of the analysis.

To know whether or not you need to conduct a PIA, you’ll need to evaluate your data collection activity against two sets of criteria (international and national). The international criteria has 10 conditions as per the G29. The national criteria is based on where you are conducting the data collection.

Wondering how you conduct a PIA? Here’s our approach.


Interview the internal team

We begin by interviewing the internal team to determine the process and strategies being carried out for the specific data processing activity.

Assess the technology

We look to understand the security measures in place for both your IT team as well as the software being used to collect, manage, and store your data.

Draft the DPIA

For each principle of GDPR, we will begin to outline how the process addresses each of those components and structure this information into a formal report.

Conduct a risk analysis

We carry out a risk analysis against three criteria: the potential for loss of data, disclosure of data, and alteration of data. We assess the risks on the privacy of the data subjects and how they are currently being mitigated by the security measures implemented.

Results and action plan

We conclude the PIA by highlighting all the areas where your processing activity is non-compliant to regulatory standards and then provide a comprehensive plan of action and recommendations to achieve compliance.

Made even easier by myDPO, a tool designed to take all the guesswork out of conducting a DPIA.

Creating a DPIA may feel like a headache and an easy-to-overlook process. That’s why we built myDPO, an all-in-one GDPR and compliance management tool used by DPOs to conduct routine PIAs effortlessly.

Determine the necessity of a PIA.

Check how your data collection activity scores against the G29 criteria to determine if a PIA is a necessity.
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Draft and manage your PIA.

We give you a framework to precisely describe your processing activity as well as manage its compliance with GDPR principles.
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Assess your security measures.

Assess the security measures implemented in your organization as well as the the software used to process the data, all in one place.
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Assess the risk on the privacy.

Assess the risk of data loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure and how the security measures are mitigating the risks
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Get a customized action plan.

Based on results of the risk assessment we carry out for your organization, we create a tailor-made plan of action to get you compliant with all regulatory standards
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Providing DPIAs for
100+ leading organizations.

We help you turn your GDPR compliance into a competitive asset.

Our consultants guarantee successful GDPR compliance in 60 days with a customized action plan based on the unique needs of your organization.

Customized strategies for your organization.

We cater to what your organization needs, and focus on delivering the highest impact.

A partner that adapts to your needs.

No matter your situation we find a way to ensure you’re GDPR-compliant.

Constantly up to date.

Always on top of new rules and regulations to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

Complete trust and transparency.

You’ll have total insight into what we’re doing every step of the way.
Why choose DPO Consulting?

Expert consultation and support for all your DPIA needs.

DPO Consulting provides your team with all the support and expert knowledge to ensure your privacy impact assessments are always completely properly and on-time.
Years of PIA experience.
We have extensive experience conducting PIAs for enterprise grade clients across virtually every sector to help you avoid easy-to-make mistakes.
Thorough and detailed, every time.
Our processes are refined and optimized to ensure you meet your compliance goals consistently.
Support every step of the way.
We’ll give you consultations and guidance throughout the entire PIA process to both teach you what we know as well as help you navigate the process.

Commonly asked questions on Privacy Impact Assessments.

What is a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)?

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) identify, evaluate, and mitigate the risks associated with the processing and use of personal data that your organization collects.

When is a PIA required?

A PIA is typically required when implementing new systems or processes that involve the processing of personal data, especially when introducing new technologies, launching new products or services, or making significant changes to existing data processing activities.

What are the key steps involved in conducting a PIA?

The key steps involved in conducting a PIA include assessing the processing activity to determine the necessity of a PIA, interviewing the internal team in charge of the processing activity, evaluating the technologies to be used, conducting a risk analysis, formulating the results, and crafting a customized action plan to mitigate identified risks.

What are the benefits of conducting a PIA?

Conducting a PIA helps organizations:

  • Identify and address privacy risks early in the planning process.
  • Demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations and standards.
  • Enhance transparency and accountability in data processing activities.
  • Build trust with stakeholders, including customers, employees, and regulators.
  • Avoid potential legal and reputational risks associated with privacy breaches.
Is a PIA a one-time process, or is it ongoing?

PIAs are often performed at the outset of a project or initiative, but they are also iterative processes requiring ongoing review and updates, especially when the project scope, data processing activities, or regulatory requirements change significantly.

Get in touch with one of our GDPR compliance experts.

Whether you have a clear idea of your DPO needs or not, our team can help point you in the right direction and understand what needs to get done.
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