How to comply with global data minimisation requirements

07/05/2024 | IAPP

In an article for the IAPP, Baker Mackenzie Partners Helena Engfeldt and Elisabeth Dehareng write that all organisations should establish and reinforce internal messaging that all data processing activities must be reviewed with a focus on data minimisation. Organisations should consider a threshold assessment for each process, program or product where data privacy and AI considerations are addressed at a high level. Depending on the outcome of an initial assessmenta deeper dive may be required, and activities may need to be restricted by jurisdiction.

The article recommends implementing governance protocols for the entire workforce, understanding the tools and processes organisations use, minimising the processing of sensitive personal information, making sure agreements include all required restrictions, following design and default data minimisation elements outlined by the EDPB guidelines, and ensuring data minimisation compliance is documented as part of an impact and risk assessment (DPIA).

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