Data Protection and GDPR Level 3 for Managers and Business (VTQ)

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Special category and criminal offence data

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Understanding Special Category Data under GDPR

Overview of Special Category Data

Special category data, akin to sensitive personal data under the 1998 Data Protection Act, now encompasses genetic and some biometric data under GDPR.

Determining Lawful Basis and Conditions

When processing special category data, organisations must:

  • Determine lawful basis: Identify the appropriate lawful basis for processing such data.
  • Meet Article 9 conditions: Ensure compliance with the most suitable condition under Article 9 of GDPR.

Conditions for Processing

Conditions for processing special category data may include:

  • Explicit consent: Obtain explicit consent from the data subject.
  • Other relevant conditions: Explore conditions applicable to public health and interests, if relevant.

Processing Criminal Offences Data

Processing personal data related to criminal offences or convictions is now governed separately:

  • Legal authority: Require both a lawful basis and legal or official authority for processing such data.
  • Compliance with Article 10: Adhere to Article 10 regulations for processing criminal data.

Additional Resources

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