Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Prior Authorisation

Some data processing operations may present specific risks to the rights and freedoms of data subjects and thus require ‘prior checking’ and approval from the national Data Protection Authority (DPA) before the data processing activity can commence. Such prior checking is carried out by the DPA following receipt of a notification from the data controller or data protection official.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: E167

Associated term(s): Notification; Data Protection Authority