During a meeting of data protection authorities in Brussels last week, a research consortium released a report detailing the benefits of using privacy impact assessments (PIAs), PRWeb reports. A product of the Privacy Impact Assessment Framework (PIAF), the report reviews PIA methodologies and policies in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S., as well as providing analysis of 10 PIA case studies. The PIAF report also provides recommendations for an "optimised" PIA framework for Europe. The European Commission is reportedly expected to make PIAs a mandatory component in its revision of the data protection framework in 2012.
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