The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a consultation on a new privacy impact assessment (PIA) code of practice and released a study on PIA and risk management. The ICO first announced the study, conducted by Trilateral Research & Consulting, was underway back in January. The new code of practice on conducting privacy impact assessments (PIAs) is intended to replace the current PIA Handbook. The aim of the new code is to produce a practical guide, which will help organisations conduct assessments of new projects that involve the use of personal information. The code explains the key principles behind a PIA and suggests how a PIA can be integrated with an organisation’s project and risk management processes. The closing date for the consultation is 5 November 2013.