A general purpose Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) needs to balance widespread applicability with relevance to specific situations. It needs to add and maintain relevancy to the project, ensure there are feedback loops both to and from the PIA and the initiative planned outcomes and define project success in the same language and terms as overall privacy goals.
Privacy Poller is working on an automated privacy impact reporting service. Technologies like cookies, trackers, advertising networks and 3rd party resources that may inadvertently sharing user information with external organizations are identified, inventoried and categorized based on their privacy impact.
The largely self-regulated nature of online business is changing. Jurisdictions are tightening legal requirements for privacy protection while industries like Health and Telecommunications are increasingly regulated by multiple levels of government legislation.