A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is an audit to identify and minimize risks associated with collecting, storing, using, and selling personal data. Article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
requires companies to conduct DPIAs when processing data that is high risk to a consumer. A key principle of the GDPR legislation is “privacy by design,” which means data protection procedures and DPIAs should be integrated in the early construction phases of development for new projects and technologies. Understanding the data protection risks associated with a new project will not only help improve the design, but mitigate any risk for non-compliance fines. Having an automated and consolidated system helps conduct DPIAs and simplifies your data privacy compliance.