Corporate data privacy notice

What is special category data

Special category data is specific sensitive data which relates to you as an individual.  It is considered to be highly sensitive data and should be processed with an even greater degree of care.  Special category data is any information which reveals your:

  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature
  • membership of a trade union
  • biometric data (eg thumb print)
  • genetic data
  • physical or mental health
  • sexual orientation and sex life

Page last updated: 25 May 2018

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