This article provides information regarding protection of special category data by the University.

Some of the personal data the University processes is defined as "special category data" under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. This information must be treated even more carefully in terms of whether, and why, it needs to be collected and who can have access to it, than the rest of the data processed by the University. 

Examples of special category data include:

  1. the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject,
  2. his/her political opinions,
  3. his/her religious beliefs or beliefs of a similar nature,
  4. membership of a trade union,
  5. his/her physical or mental health or condition,
  6. his/her sexual life,
  7. the commission or alleged commission by him/her of any offence, or
  8. any proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by him/her, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court in such proceedings.

The University may hold several examples of special category data about you. This data is requested for specific purposes and will not be used for any other purposes. Nor will special category data be released to a third party without your explicit consent unless it is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or another person.

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