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.

We have developed a PIA 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.

Download the PIA tool

Use the PIA tool with our Guide to undertaking privacy impact assessments and our e-learning course, Undertaking a privacy impact assessment.