What is Sensitive Personal Data?

Sensitive Personal Data is information that relates to an individual?s racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and physical or mental health?conditions ? just the kind of information that?Diamond?collects (it can also mean things like trade union membership, political opinions, alleged or actual criminal activity and criminal records).

Handling Sensitive Personal Data requires extra care and, except in special circumstances, it can only be collected and used?with the explicit consent?of the person to whom the information relates.

For the purpose of this section all future references to Personal Data will include Sensitive Personal Data, as Diamond treats both forms of data in the same way.