Pick apart a Privacy Impact Assessment

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a scalable tool agencies can use to:

  • identify the impact that a project might have on the privacy of an individual’s personal information; and
  • make recommendations on how to manage any negative impacts.

A PIA report is a living document. It should first be evaluated to ensure that it has addressed all privacy risks in the initial project. It should also be revisited and updated if changes to the design of the project create new privacy impacts that were not previously considered, for example when updates are deployed or new features are released. This will help ensure that the agency continues to approach privacy as a ‘design feature’ of its processes and activities.

This half day hands-on workshop will provide participants the opportunity to evaluate a completed PIA and will provide tools and perspectives that will enable anyone who is responsible for completing PIA’s in their agency to improve their skills.

This workshop is designed for Privacy Officers, information technology or project management specialists, or anyone who has completed a PIA in their agency.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be equipped to:

  • critically evaluate a completed PIA
  • identify and address privacy considerations
  • apply strategies and tools to improve the preparation and/or evaluation of a PIA

Facilitator/s: Experienced Privacy Officers from the Office of the Information Commissioner will conduct the workshop.


There are no pre-requisites for this course, however knowledge of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) and the PIA process is preferred. Free online training covering the Information Privacy Act is available here and a recorded webinar on undertaking a PIA is available here.

When: 9am to 12pm, Friday 5 March 2021.

Where: Australian Catholic University, Level 3, 229 Elizabeth Street Brisbane CBD.

Is there a cost?

There is no fee associated with this workshop.

Places are limited to a maximum of 26 participants and attendees will be required to comply with the venue’s COVID Safe Plan.


*Registrations will close on Friday, 26 February and successful participants will be notified on Monday, 1 March 2021.