Technological evolution has transformed the way we interact with the digital world, but along with these advances comes the crucial need to protect privacy and personal data. In this blog, we will explore three fundamental aspects: the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), article 35 of the GDPR which addresses the impact assessment and how Facephi ensures the protection of biometric data. 


DPIA in the context of data regulations 

The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), also known as the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), becomes a tool when it is likely that processing will entail a high risk for the rights and freedoms of people. It is a detailed risk analysis exercise that covers information systems, products, or services. This assessment allows for the proactive identification and management of privacy risks, strengthening the security of personal data.  


Article 35 GDPR: Data Protection Impact Assessment 

Article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) clearly establishes the obligation to carry out an Impact Assessment before carrying out certain data processing that could entail a high risk for individual rights and freedoms. This assessment includes: 

  • A systematic description of the planned processing operations and the purposes of the processing, including, where applicable, the legitimate interest pursued by the data controller. 
  • An assessment of the need and proportionality of the processing operations with respect to their purpose. 
  • An assessment of the risks for the rights and freedoms of the data subjects referred to in section 1. 
  • The measures planned to address the risks, including the guarantees, security measures and mechanisms that guarantee personal data protection and to demonstrate compliance with this Regulation, taking into account the rights and legitimate interests of the data subjects and other parties concerned. 

It is a proactive measure that seeks to ensure compliance with the GDPR and protect the rights and interests of people.  

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) establishes a list of processing in which, if two or more criteria are met, the DPIA must be carried out. It includes processing that involves the use of special data categories, the use of biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, the deployment of new technologies etc… 


The Facephi Commitment 

Biometric data are unique and sensitive, opening up a world of possibilities and challenges. With this in mind, an optimal security level is crucial. Facephi, as a leader in digital identity protection and verification, stands out for its commitment to guaranteeing maximum security for biometric data. Still don’t know how we protect your biometric data? 

In an increasingly digitalised world, data protection is a shared responsibility. From impact assessment to biometric data security, each measure is a crucial link in the digital privacy chain. Facephi, through its innovation and commitment, shows us how technology can advance without compromising user security and privacy. 

Protecting digital identity is an ongoing challenge, but with tools like DPIA, regulatory compliance and advanced identity protection technologies, we are one step closer to a more digital future which respects privacy.