Special Categories

This session sets out the decisions and challenges associated with using special categories data 

Main issues 

  • What are the special categories of data, including what is a philosophical belief?
  • What constitutes heath data (including information about good health)
  • Biometric processing – various techniques and how they might involve discrimination
  • Recent caselaw about martial status and inferring special categories

Specific issues

  • What are the exemptions that allow you to use special categories data?
  • What is the substantial public interest and how do you document it?
  • The SPI conditions in the DPA
  • Developing an appropriate policy document


Recorded or in-house course only

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