Request for quotation for the provision of a research project to consider how privacy impact assessments can be integrated with existing project and risk management methodologies.
The ICO wishes to commission some research which will add to its promotion of privacy impact assessments (PIAs). In particular the ICO wishes to better understand how PIA could be integrated with existing project and risk management tools.
PIA is an effective tool for organisations to evaluate and minimise the privacy risks of their projects. The ICO is keen to see PIAs conducted widely and in various sectors, and recognises that organisations are more likely to conduct an effective assessment if it can be integrated with their existing policies and procedures. The draft European data protection regulation also contains provision for ‘data protection impact assessments’ to be made mandatory in some circumstances. The aim of this research is to help make PIA a more practical and effective tool.
The deadline for submissions is 14 December 2012.
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