Privacy Impact Assessments

TRU uses a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to assess a project or program and identify the most effective way to comply with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  A PIA should be completed for both new projects or changes to existing processes and platforms, or other initiatives that involves personal information.

The PIA assessment process is led by the Privacy and Access Office and includes the participation and input from the Information Security Office, and the department’s project coordinator or sponsor (client/requestor). It is the client/requestor’s responsibility to understand how the project uses personal information.

To begin the PIA process the client/requestor completes the Preliminary Privacy Impact Assessment Tool and emails it to  The PIA process can be time consuming and requires the client/requestor to fully participate and understand how personal information is impacted by their project.  When the PIA is complete, the final sign-off on the PIA report includes the project sponsor and the appropriate Vice-President.


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