Dr. William Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science. He is an independent consultant and author of numerous textbooks on cybersecurity, computer networking, and computer architecture. He has twelve times received the award for the Best Computer Science and Engineering Textbook of the Year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. His most recent book is Information Privacy Engineering and Privacy by Design (Pearson, 2020). He is also author of Effective Cybersecurity: A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards (Pearson, 2019), and Cryptography and Network Security, Principles and Practice (Pearson, 2020). Dr. Stallings is on the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.
A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an essential element for effective privacy by design. It enables privacy leaders to be assured that the privacy controls implementation satisfies regulations and organizational requirements, and is key to determining what steps must be taken to manage privacy risk for the organization. The standard ISO 29134 (Guidelines for privacy impact assessment, June 2017) defines a PIA as: the overall process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating, consulting, communicating and planning the treatment of potential privacy impacts with regard to the processing of personally identifiable information (PII), framed within an organization’s broader risk management framework.
Podcasts / Webinars
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) analyze how a unit collects, uses, shares, and maintains individually identifiable information. In this podcast and companion article titled “Privacy Impact Assessment: The Foundation for Managing Privacy Risk,” Mr. William Stallings delivers insightful and practical guidance on understanding and identifying the range of threats to privacy in information collection, storage, processing, access, dissemination and protecting privacy.