What is personal data?
Personal data identifies you or is capable of identifying you. This includes your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, National Insurance number and bank details. This also includes images of you, audio recordings of you and information online that identifies you. Personal data must relate to a living person.
Some personal data is more sensitive. We must look after this more carefully for you. This includes data relating to your race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, (mental and physical), sexual orientation, criminal history, biometric (fingerprints, voice recognition) and genetic data (DNA). We also look after you financial data carefully and keep this secure.