Planning for Success: Privacy Impact Assessment Guide


Key Questions: What is a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)? How do I conduct a PIA at my organization?

The guide provides institutions with step-by-step advice on how to do a PIA from beginning to end. It will complement and support any existing requirements for PIAs that are unique to your institution. You should consult with staff responsible for privacy, project development and risk management within your institution to ensure you comply with your internal policies and protocols. The guide can also serve as a starting point for your institution to develop its own PIA methodology. To address the needs of the project under consideration by your institution, you may need to alter or supplement the defined PIA process and analysis. To see an overview of conducting a PIA, consult the Privacy Impact Assessment Methodology.


  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Appendix A: Preliminary Analysis Questionnaire
  • Appendix B: Project Analysis Questionnaire
  • Appendix C: Privacy Analysis Checklist
  • Appendix D: PIA Report Template
  • Appendix E: Additional Resources


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