A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is conducted to determine whether something has an acceptable level of privacy risk, for example your asset, project, business process or IT system. It helps public and private entities understand, evaluate and meet their various privacy obligations such as those mentioned in the Privacy Act, PIPEDA, GDPR or any provincial/state law.
Every Privacy Impact Assessment follows an interdisciplinary approach by combining:
Identify Privacy Impact and Solutions
Know exactly what your privacy obligations are and get concrete recommendations for how to meet your privacy requirements going forward.
Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
Avoid penalties and repercussions by putting effective mechanisms in place to comply with privacy regulations such as PIPEDA, GDPR etc.
Implement Effective Security Controls
Align with your overall business goals by implementing security controls that will help secure your business and meet privacy obligations.
Enhance Cohesiveness Amongst Stakeholders
Raise awareness across your various stakeholder groups for the potential impact of privacy shortcomings, remediation opportunities and requirements.
Examine Third-Party Provider Privacy Risks
Get a clear overview of your privacy risk levels with service providers, understand your deficiencies and get concrete recommendations for remediation.
Protect Personal Information
Rest assured that personal information will now be an integral part of the new privacy process that will be introduced in your private or public entity.
All our Privacy Impact Assessments follow a clearly-defined methodological approach as a baseline.
Our privacy experts tailor each engagement to your entity by taking into account your specific industry, data processing activities, business operatives and resources – whether financial, human or technical.
to outline the specific privacy obligations and risks to your entity and to evaluate your principle principles and security risk
to identify your entity’s overall level of compliance with the applicable privacy legislations and to calculate your privacy maturity posture
Our reports are very detailed and can easily include 100+ pages. For each control that is identified, we provide:
⋅ a clear description of the control ⋅
⋅ its target posture ⋅
⋅ its current posture ⋅
⋅ residual risks ⋅
⋅ actionable recommendations ⋅
Combine your PIA with Technical Security Testing
Our team of technical testers can leverage the data mapping, the description of the processing, the identification of inherent risks and the controls that are identified as critical. Then, the results from the technical testing exercise can be leveraged for the Privacy Impact Assessment.
By integrating technical testing in the methodology, our experts can provide a holistic view on the posture of the application, IT system or process under study.
Hitachi Systems Security approaches security and privacy as interrelated concepts which must inform each other. Creating a privacy concept while meeting legal requirements involves an interdisciplinary approach with several areas of expertise.
What’s unique at Hitachi Systems Security is that we have three areas of expertise under one roof – cybersecurity, legal and compliance/risk management expertise. Our legal, compliance, and cybersecurity experts work hand in hand to deliver a thorough privacy impact assessment that will be actionable, intelligible and measured against all standards.
Disclaimer: The content on this page was written by our compliance experts for general information and does not claim to provide legal advice. To understand the full context of your organization, please consult with a privacy compliance and/or legal professional.
interdisciplinary approach under one roof
integrated methodologies between privacy and security controls
Clear Activities & Deliverables
unique methodology developed by our team, with no equivalent on the market
clear understanding of your entity and its legal context leading to actionable results
Clear Milestones & Timeline
each phase of the methodology is explained, so that you can work with us to reach the best results based on your availabilities
Relevant Results for Executives
detailed final report with concrete remediation actions to maximize your privacy and security ROI
alignment between enterprise risk management and operational security
Hitachi Systems Security recognized as key innovator in GDPR compliance and data privacy
We are proud to have been recognized as major player and key innovator in the data privacy field by the research institution MarketsandMarkets. Our unique approach to helping organizations achieve GDPR compliance was highlighted in their 2018 study “GDPR Services Market by Solution, Service, Organization Size, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023”. The objective of the research was to determine and forecast the global GDPR services market, analyze growth trends and profile key market players such as Hitachi Systems Security.