Data protection policy
Special personal data (article 9)
We (through officers) must only process this kind of information where circumstances exist such as:
- the individual has given explicit consent for one or more specified purposes
- it is necessary for employment/social security/social protection law purposes
- it is necessary in relation to legal claims, or
- it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest
Other grounds are potentially available.
If an officer is unsure as to how to lawfully process special personal data then the advice of the data protection officer should be sought.