NEWSLETTER #3 How to assess the PIA level

Paris workshop
CNRFID held a workshop in Paris to explain EN 16571 and the CNRFID-CSL privacy impact assessment software. It was attended by 31 people, including end-users, lawyers, researchers, and RFID providers.
We are planning to present a series of web based conferences to make it easier for people to participate from different parts of Europe. The objective is to provide RFID operators with a better understanding of RFID privacy, how to carry out an RFID privacy impact assessment, and how the PIA process forms a key part of the General Data Protection Regulation. If you are interested in taking part, contact us at the e-mail address below and we will keep you informed.

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
We were invited to speak at the 8th International Conference: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection, which took place in January in Brussels. There were over a 1000 registrations and the 3 day conference offered participants 70 panels and, workshops and special sessions with 415 speakers from academia, public and private sectors and civil society.
Claude Tételin first presented the new EN16571 European standard devoted to the PIA process for RFID applications. Paul Chartier then presented the software developed in partnership between CSL and CNRFID. He explained how this software can help RFID operators in easily undertaking a PIA compliant with European Recommendation and new standard. The slides of the presentations can be downloaded here.

Determining the Correct PIA Level
Since the first publication of the RFID Recommendation, the intention has been to make the PIA level – and the associated workload – align with the potential risks. The PIA Framework introduced four levels and this was carried through to EN 16571. That standard defined more precise rules to match the PIA level to the potential privacy risks.
You can download a tutorial  that explains the relationship between the privacy risks, the PIA level and which aspects of the RFID application need to be considered. The tutorial also shows how the software addresses the various tasks.

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