ICO publishes new guidance on special category data

GDPR special category data

The ICO have published new guidance on the the processing of special category data. Special category data is data considered to be more sensitive and therefore requiring extra protection. This includes data regarding racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data (when used for ID purposes), …

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ICO warns about privacy implications of live facial recognition

facial recognition data protection

In a recent blog, the Information Commissioner¬†highlights the ICO’s concerns with the use of live facial recognition technologies. The focus on the article relates to an ongoing case (R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police) which led to the ICO looking at how the police are trialing facial recognition technology and makes the …

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