Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

What is a Privacy Impact Assessment?

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process that helps an organization to determine whether new technologies, information systems, initiatives and program changes are compliant with privacy legislation and meet basic privacy requirements.

The goal of a PIA is to effectively identify and mitigate privacy risks. A PIA is intended to contribute to senior management’s ability to make fully informed policy, system design and procurement decisions.

What are the benefits of conducting a PIA?

Why do a PIA?

How do I start the PIA process?


Last Updated: August 8, 2017





















Privacy Impact Assessment Checklist


The PIA Checklist is available in alternate formats, upon request.  Please contact us at, or 204-474-7559.