Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

Effective Immediately (October 2017): A new PIA Checklist has been developed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the PIA process. Please ensure you delete saved copies of the previous checklist version from your system and submit the August 2017 issued PIA Checklist to the Access and Privacy Office for all future projects/initiatives.

If you have any questions regarding the new checklist, please contact our office at

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.

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Last Updated: October 26, 2017





















Privacy Impact Assessment Checklist


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