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When It Comes to Success, PIAs Should Not Be Underrated


September 9, 2013

Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are likely to become the most vital item in the privacy professional’s toolkit. That’s according to Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, who writes for Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Privacy and Information Law Blog that PIAs are an effective tool that can be used to send a powerful message within an organization that the privacy pro is “on the side of the organization” as far as innovation and progress while “coming up with sensible ways of preventing unjustifiable risks” for everyone’s benefit. PIAs are especially relevant when it comes to global compliance, as they reach outside of the legal obligations of a given regime, Ustaran writes. Editor's Note: Want tools and templates for conducting PIAs? See Close-Up: PIAs.
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