Sensitive Personal Information/Data (High Risk Data)/Special Categories of Data

Sensitive Personal Information/Data (High Risk Data)/Special Categories of Data

(US) Sensitive personal information is generally synonymous with high risk data. The data, should it suffer loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability, could have a significant detrimental or adverse impact to both the business (firm) and affected individuals. This type of data generally includes social security numbers, medical, financial, and other highly confidential or private types of personal information. The confidentiality of high risk data generally governed by law.

(EU) Information concerning a data subject’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union activities, physical or mental health, sexual life, or details of criminal offences. That which is more significantly related to the notion of a reasonable expectation of privacy. One’s medical or financial information is often considered sensitive personal information, but other types of personal information might be as well.

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