Privacy impact assessment tool

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is a systematic assessment of a project that identifies the impact that the project might have on the privacy of individuals, and sets out recommendations for managing, minimising or eliminating that impact.

The OAIC has developed this tool to assist Australian Privacy Principles (APP) entities to conduct a PIA, report its findings and respond to recommendations. Entities are encouraged to take a flexible approach and adapt this tool to suit the size, complexity and risk level of their project. The term ‘project’ covers the full range of activities and initiatives that may have privacy implications.

This tool should be used in conjunction with the OAIC’s Guide to undertaking privacy impact assessments and PIA e-learning course.

Download the PIA tool