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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Data protection impact assessment


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A process to identify and manage the data protection risks associated with a project or change.

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
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A requirement for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a process that helps organisations identify and minimise risks that result from data processing. DPIAs are usually undertaken when introducing new data processing processes, systems, or technologies.

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