This Alpha aimed to create a universal and compliant Digital DPIA Tool to empower and support staff and support the generation of a privacy risk register. The aim was to create a product that is available for other areas to use and that can facilitate a national approach to the DPIA.
Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are a requirement of data protection legislation but are seen as an intensive and onerous process. Challenges exist around inconsistency of format across councils, human resource, a lack of understanding of the process on the part of the staff who complete them, document control and duplication of data and effort.
There is a need for a more ergonomic and user-friendly DPIA process that all staff feel comfortable with. This must provide crucial technical support, helping to remove barriers to the creation of compliant DPIA.