POSTPONED DUE TO LAST-MINUTE REVIEW
EMAIL US FCN@DORSET.PNN.POLICE.UK TO BE INFORMED WHEN THE EVENT IS RESCHEDULED
We’ll be hosting a Bitesize event on Wednesday 15th December at 10:00 to introduce the new Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) document. If you work in digital forensics, this is an opportunity to talk to the authors and find out how to get the most out of the document. THIS IS A POLICE ONLY-EVENT
Digital forensics is a rapidly changing environment and completing a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) will ensure the principles of data protection have been considered in the planning and implementation of new or updated digital forensic activity.
This document provides guidance on when and how to appropriately complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). It supplements the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) adding digital forensic context to the process.
FCN Scientific Officer Shelley Wilson said:
“We’ve produced this document to help digital forensic investigators comply with Recommendation 12 of the Information Commissioner’s Office investigation report into “Mobile phone data extraction by police forces in England and Wales”. Recommendation 12 states that “Police forces should undertake data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) prior to the procurement or roll-out of new hardware or software for mobile phone extraction and processing to ensure compliance with data protection requirements. They should also ensure that up-to-date DPIAs exist for all relevant current processing.”"
Throughout this document there is sign posting to relevant data protection resources for further details on a DPIA to assist with working towards meeting recommendation 12.
This document is not intended to cover the data protection requirements for the end-to-end investigation process outside of digital forensic services.