This is yet another category of personal data that is considered even more protected than personal data. The conditions for processing such data are even more limited.
Sensitive personal data encompasses:
- ethnic makeup
- political stances
- religious beliefs
- trade union membership
- (mental) health condition
- sexual orientation
- criminal files and court proceedings
- biometric data
- genetic data
This data generally cannot be processed, unless you have obtained explicit consent for its use, or if there are public interests for doing so. Read more here.