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GDPR FAQs - Episode 2: What is ‘Sensitive Personal Data’?

In episode 2 of our GDPR FAQs series, we'll be explaining (with the help of a GDPR specialist, Cathrine Ripley) what is meant by the term 'sensitive personal data'. 

Sensitive Personal Data is...

What is sensitive data?

The special categories of personal data are broadly the same as what used to be known as sensitive personal data, so information about an individual's:

- Race
- Physical and Mental Health
- Religion
- Political views
- Health
- Sex life
- Criminal activity

It now also includes information on an individual's biometric data.

Cathrine Ripley

Ok, so what constitutes Personal Data?

It's important not to get sensitive personal data confused with personal data, personal data can take the form of a person's: 

  • Name 
  • Address 
  • Email Address 
  • Telephone number 
  • IP Address 

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