Sensitive personal data

Special categories of personal data which is, by its nature, particularly sensitive in relation to fundamental rights and freedoms and merits specific protection as the context of its processing could create significant risks to the fundamental rights and freedoms. This type of personal data includes:

  • personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership,
  • genetic data,
  • biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health,
  • data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

Such personal data should not be processed unless processing is allowed in specific cases set out in GDPR.

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