Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (VUB-LSTS), Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP and Privacy International are currently conducting research on privacy impact assessment (PIA). Our project, undertaken in the framework of the action grants of the EU’s Fundamental Rights & Citizenship Programme, is called PIAF: A Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for Data Protection and Privacy Rights.
Among the most important elements of our project are two workshops aimed at national data protection authorities and selected policy-makers. The goal of these workshops is to provide a briefing on the project deliverables and their key findings, seek feedback on work and discuss the next steps. The first workshop took place in Brussels on 12 October 2011 and was devoted to mapping the best elements of existing PIA frameworks. The second workshop will focus on the empirical research on contextual factors affecting the introduction of PIA frameworks in EU Member States, gathered as a result of a questionnaire survey of data protection authorities in the EU.
The second workshop will take place in Sopot, Poland on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, from 14:00 till 17:30. Please find the draft agenda here.