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PIA as a Service

Outsource complex, time-consuming regulatory Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs), Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and Algorithmic Impact Assessments (AIAs) to your Skills4Good compliance team in a seamless, cost-effective way.

Using Privacy by Design, your Skills4Good compliance team will customize, automate, implement and manage the entire impact assessment process throughout the lifecycle of your Data & AI Systems. Thus your employees can focus on growing your core business.

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Access multi-disciplinary expertise

Access multi-disciplinary expertise

No need to hire additional full-time staff to do this work and keep up with constantly evolving regulations. Your Skills4Good compliance team is comprised of lawyers, data protection officers, privacy specialists and software engineers who will get the work done with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Save staff time

Save staff time

No need to add more work to the heavy workload of your existing staff. Leave the heavy-lifting to your Skills4Good compliance team. We have the resources and automated technology to conduct and monitor your PIAs within the tight deadlines. We help you mitigate and monitor privacy harms throughout the lifecycle of your Data & AI systems.

Automated process

Automated process

Get rid of those scattered Word Files and Excel spreadsheets. Our robust AI-driven automated SaaS platform consolidates and streamlines the entire impact assessment workflow. Thus reducing manual errors and time delays to eliminate your organization’s risks of non-compliance.

Customized approach

Customized approach

You can't simply plug your data into boilerplate templates because your PIAs have different risks and time frames. Your Skills4Good compliance team's personalized approach customizes your PIAs to match your organization’s unique risk profile, specific use cases and time frames.

Objective assessment

Objective assessment

If your internal team is conducting your PIAs, the results can be partial and subjective. With your Skills4Good compliance team, you will receive independent third-party assessments that are objective and free from conflicts of interest. Thus, your organization can demonstrate true accountability.

Cost-effective subscription

Cost-effective subscription

Ditch the expensive consultant hourly rates. Our various subscription packages provide you with transparent predictable fees with flexible payments to suit your compliance needs and cash flows - whether monthly or annually.

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How It Works in 3 Easy Steps

Collaborate

Step 1: Collaborate

We discuss your organization’s specific regulatory PIA, DPIA or AIA requirements, unique risk profile and strategic objectives.

Customize

Step 2: Customize

We customize and automate the regulatory PIA, DPIA or AIA workflow process based on your specific requirements.

Conduct

Step 3: Conduct

We implement, monitor and update your regulatory PIA, DPIA or AIA requirements throughout the year so you can focus on your core business.

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PIA FAQs

What is a PIA?

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process which helps an organization identify and reduce the privacy risks of a project, product or service. Its goal is the minimization of privacy risk. It enables an organization to systematically and thoroughly analyse how they will affect an individual’s privacy.

When is a PIA conducted?

An effective PIA is conducted on any project, product or service that involves personal data or could have an impact on the privacy of individuals. It is conducted throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, product or service, from the development phase to the implementation and monitoring phases.

What is data privacy?

It is the right of an individual to control, edit, manage and delete information about themselves and to decide how and to what extent such information is communicated to others.

What is data privacy risk?

Data privacy risk is the risk of harm arising through use or misuse of personal information. Examples include cases when personal information is:

  • Inaccurate, insufficient or out of date
  • Excessive or irrelevant
  • Kept for too long
  • Disclosed to third parties without consent
  • Not kept securely

What are benefits of a PIA?

In some jurisdictions, conducting a PIA is required by law. In others, even if it is not (yet) required, governments highly recommend that organizations conduct a PIA because of the many benefits it provides.

  • It effectively demonstrates to government how your organization is complying with its privacy obligations under the law
  • It reassures individuals that your organization is following best practices in respecting individual privacy
  • It improves transparency and makes it easier for individual to understand how and why your organization is using their information
  • It improves how your organization uses information which should positively impact individual privacy
  • It reduces your organization’s liability risk for violation of its privacy obligations under the law

Do you need a PIA?

These questions will help you decide whether your organization needs to conduct a PIA. If you answer “yes” to any question, then your organization will greatly benefit from conducting a PIA.

Will the proposed or current project, product or service involve:

  • Collecting new information about individuals?
  • Using individual information for a purpose or in a manner it is not currently being used?
  • Compelling individuals to provide information about themselves?
  • Disclosing personal information to third parties?
  • Using new technology which may impact privacy (i.e. biometrics, facial recognition, surveillance)?
  • Making decisions that impose high-risks on individuals (i.e. employment, health, financial access)?

Source: ICO, Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments Code of Practice

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