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Privacy impact assessments About the university

Privacy is the right to be left alone, or freedom from interference or intrusion. Assessments into the risk of a loss of privacy for individuals will be made by staff in certain circumstances.

Assessments into the risk of a loss of privacy for individuals should be made by staff in certain circumstances, such as the following:

  • Projects / plans / proposals
  • Administrative systems with privacy implications
  • Outsourcing a system
  • Methods of electronic communications
  • IT systems
  • Sharing of personal data with other bodies
  • Surveys
  • New or different use of personal data
  • Policies, or statutory duties
  • Whenever there is a potential for damage or distress to individuals

Retrospective PIAs can be undertaken.

Privacy Impact Assessment Template for staff.