Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA)

A Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a process that helps assess privacy risks to individuals in the collection, use and disclosure of information. PIAs help identify privacy risks, foresee problems and bring forward solutions. The primary purpose of a DPIA is to demonstrate that we act responsibly in relation to privacy. DPIAs are not legal requirements but show the use of best practice and improve transparency.

It is important to remember that ultimately the focus of a DPIA is compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA). However, compliance with any other relevant legislation will also have been considered.

A DPIA considers the impact that the proposed project or activities will have on the individuals involved.

In completing a DPIA you should consider the different aspects of privacy:

  • the privacy of personal information
  • the privacy of the person
  • the privacy of personal behaviour
  • the privacy of personal communications. 

The privacy assessment can be done at various levels, ranging from a full DPIA to a basic Data Protection compliance check. The level required will depend on the level of privacy risk posed by the proposed project or other piece of work. 

Please select a link below to view our CCTV DPIAs for these town centres: