ICO launches consultation on its PIA code

08/08/2013
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The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Code of Practice is intended to
replace the ICO's current Privacy Impact Assessment PIA) Handbook. The
ICO says it wishes to produce a practical guide to help organisations
conduct assessments of new projects that involve the use of personal
information.

The consultation on this draft code will close on 5 November. The ICO
seeks views, for example, on whether the draft code of practice explains clearly why and how an organisation should conduct a PIA. The ICO is also keen to hear from organisations how the PIA process could be integrated with project management methodologies.

The ICO says that conducting a PIA does not have to be complex or
time-consuming.  The PIA methodology should be as flexible as possible
so that it can be integrated with an organisation's existing ways of
working.

Conducting a PIA is not a legal requirement of the DP Act. The ICO will
support sectoral groups which wish to develop a PIA methodology to apply to their particular sector.

See the draft Code at
http://www.ico.org.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations

See video clips on PIAs from last month's PL&B's Annual International
Conference at
http://www.privacylaws.com/About_Us/Media-Centre/Annual-Conference-2013-Videos/

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