Sensitive personal data

What is sensitive personal data? Some personal data are defined as sensitive data by the Data Protection Act. Sensitive data will contain information about an individual’s: Sex life and orientation Race, religion or political beliefs Trade union membership Medical condition Criminal offences, either alleged or proven Punishments received for proven offences Conditions for processing sensitive data Data controllers are not permitted to process sensitive data about an individual unless: the processing is in connection with current or prospective legal proceedings or consultations; or the processing is in the substantial public interest; or the explicit, informed and freely given consent of the individual has been obtained. This means: the consent must … Continue reading Sensitive personal data