Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. For example, it can include information such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, IP address, credit/debit card details, CCTV footage, and information relating to your health and personal circumstances.
Special Category Data
Data protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive. These are known as 'special category data' and include information relating to health, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics (where used for ID purposes), sex life and sexual orientation.
Criminal Offence Data
Personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences (including allegations of the same) is also subject to extra safeguards.