A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is a systematic assessment of a project that identifies potential privacy impacts and recommendations to manage, minimise or eliminate them.
To be effective, a PIA should be an integral part of the project planning process: it can help facilitate a privacy-by-design approach, identify better practice and help ensure compliance with the Privacy Act. Australian Government agencies are also required to undertake a PIA for all high privacy risk projects.
The OAIC acknowledges Traditional Custodians of Country across Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to First Nations people, cultures and Elders past and present.