Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sensitive data

I have been doing a lot of writing lately, hence the lack of any blog posts recently. Anyway, the latest article that I recently wrote is on sensitive data which examines the current data protection framework and in particular, the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and its categorisation of sensitive data under Art. 8 as applied to the internet. The article can be found here. Any views on this subject are welcome.

1 comment:

Tim Trent said...

Not unreasonably you say in your abstract: "More specifically, it can be contended that any images/ photographs of the data subject
uploaded on the internet falls within Art. 8 of the DPD because the image/ picture reveals some of the characteristics that may be regarded as sensitive data.

The UK Information Commissioner has not, historically, held the view that a photograph is sensitive data. And yet, if it is personal data (my emphasis) then it has, surely, also to be sensitive. I've illustrated this on my own blog under "Pictures and Sensitive Data" along with example pictures.