PIAF is a 20-month research project, co-funded by the European Union, that aims to encourage the EU and Member States to adopt a progressive privacy impact assessment (PIA) policy as a means of addressing needs and challenges related to the processing of personal data. In some ways, PIA is the culmination - in the privacy protection field - of social, political and legal processes of more than 50 years, with their roots in environmental and social impact assessments of the past.
The project will include a review of PIA practices in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the US and UK to identify their best elements (Workstream 1). Next, empirical research will be conducted with regard to contextual factors that affect the adoption of a PIA policy in the EU Member States (Workstream 2). Finally, the project will lead to an analysis, followed by recommendations to the Commission and to the EU Member States (Workstream 3). In addition, there will be a number of awareness raising activities targeting predominantly the data protection authorities, policy-makers, and industry (Workstream 4).
Effective start/end date1/01/1131/10/12

    Research areas

  • privacy, privacy impact assessments, data protection, DPA, PIA, DPIA, GDPR

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Law and legal studies

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