On-demand GDPR webinar – Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)

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With GDPR day less than a month away, Director of Course Development Nick Henderson continued  to help organisations prepare for the new EU wide regulation. During the webinar, Nick guided listeners through the process of conducting a DPIA. He also answered questions on the topic of DPIAs and gave guidance on next steps to those who have already begun the process.

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The webinar covered:

  • The seven steps of conducting a DPIA
  • The suggested DPIA timeline
  • What to do if you haven’t yet started conducting your DPIAs
  • Who should be responsible for conducting and monitoring DPIAs
  • Shared tips from attendees

Key findings

  • 55% of attendees said they haven’t consulted externally on their DPIA while 27% said they have and 8% said they haven’t but they should have done
  • Biometric and genetic data are now special categories of data under GDPR and are required to be included in a DPIA
  • It is important to act on the recommendations of the DPIA and often are required to share findings with a third party, such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
  • Only 4% of attendees have conducted a DPIA on everything while 30% are planning to begin the process soon

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The webinar on DPIAs is part of a series of webinars VinciWorks will be hosting in the run-up to GDPR day on 25 May.

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