Personal data

“Personal data” means any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, from that information.

This could include your name, your identification number, location data, online identifier (such as IP address) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity .

Some of the services we provide may require us to process ‘special categories of personal data’.

These special categories of personal data might include health data in relation to public health functions, or financial data in relation to social services.

The definition sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of personal data has been extended to now include biometrics data (such as facial images or fingerprints) and genetic data (such as the analysis of a biological sample).