Tag: special category data

Data Protection and Fingerprints

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), biometric data is considered special category data, which requires more stringent conditions for processing.  Fingerprints are an example of biometric data, and employers need to consider carefully how and where they use such data. When processing any personal data, an organisation needs to have legal grounds for…
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What does the law say about protecting your health and other sensitive data?

Health data, identity theft and fraud are among the most significant concerns of data protection, especially where sensitive personal data is concerned.  Now the Information Commissioners Office has published detailed guidance on how data controllers should protect and handle this ‘Special Category’ data.  Special category data Known as the most sensitive category of personal data,…
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