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How to approach DPIAs under the GDPR

A DPIA consists of a procedure aimed at describing the treatment, assessing its necessity and proportionality, and facilitating the management of risks for the rights and freedoms of individuals deriving from the processing of their personal data (through the assessment of these risks and the definition of appropriate measures to address them).

It is important that the risks to the interested parties are identified (not just the data breach impacts, but also considering the intrinsic risks of the processing which, even if safe and with a low exposure to risks of violations, could violate the privacy of the data subject). Therefore it is convenient to extend the analysis to compliance risk and risks related to the organization, since the privacy risks towards the interested party usually have associated risks of compliance and towards the organization.

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