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Sensitive Data

Sensitive Data is information covering:

  • The racial or ethnic origin of the Data Subject
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
  • Membership of trade unions
  • Physical or mental health or condition
  • Sexual Life
  • The commission of any offence or criminal records

Sensitive data must be collected using an opt-in and should be carefully handled. Other classes of data which might be regarded as sensitive are data relating to children and financial information.

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