Public Consultation on the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Individual Health Identifier.

Public Consultation on the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Individual Health Identifier.

The PIA for the IHI is about the protection of your personal information.  We conducted a public consultation about the PIA as we wanted to hear from you whether you thought that we had identified sufficient safeguards to protect your privacy.

We shared an  IHI Privacy Impact Assessment Public Consultation Document  outlined what the Individual Health Identifier is, what it’s benefits are and what a Privacy Impact Assessment is.  It also summarised a draft Privacy Impact Assessment that had been prepared and listed all the risks identified and the safeguards that were proposed to reduce those risks. 

We requested feedback using an  Online Feedback Form which asked for opinions on the following 3 questions:
1. Have we identified all the benefits of the IHI?
2. Have we identified all the privacy risks?
3. Are the safeguards that we are proposing sufficient?

In addition an IHI PIA feedback form was made available.  

The public consultation closed on Friday 8th April 2016.

The finalised Statement of Outcomes outlining the Health Service Executive’s response and proposed actions arising from the feedback received during the Public Consultation was published on the eHealth Ireland website.


In addition, all individual submissions received as part of the Public Consultation were anonymised and published on the eHealth Ireland website.