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Sensitive Data - Data that is private, personal, or proprietary and must be protected from unauthorized access.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 24 December 2009 13:15:19, External

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Sensitive data - Sensitive data include data "revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and the processing of data concerning health or sex life" (Article 10 of Regulation 45/2001; Article 8 of Directive 95/46/EC).

The processing of such information is in principle prohibited, except in specific circumstances. It is possible to process sensitive data for instance if the processing is necessary for the purpose of medical diagnosis, or with specific safeguards in the field of employment law, or with explicit consent of the data subject.

[Category=Geospatial ]

European Data Protection Supervisor, 01 August 2011 09:57:41, External

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