Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: DPIA

The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) reports on and assesses how the implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill impacts on personal data and privacy.

Authorisation and publication

The DPIA report should be signed by your Information Asset Owner (IAO). The IAO will be the Deputy Director or Head of Division.

Before signing the DPIA report, an IAO should ensure that she/he is satisfied that the impact assessment is robust, has addressed all the relevant issues and that appropriate actions have been taken.

By signing the DPIA report, the IAO is confirming that the impact of applying the policy has been sufficiently assessed against the individuals' right to privacy.

The results of the impact assessment must be published in the eRDM with the phrase "DPIA report" and the name of the project or initiative in the title.

Details of any relevant information asset must be added to the Information Asset Register, with a note that a DPIA has been conducted.

I confirm that the impact of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill has been sufficiently assessed against the needs of the privacy duty:

Name and job title of a IAO or equivalent

Willie Cowan
Deputy Director
Criminal Justice Division

Date authorised
8 October 2020



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