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Sensitive Data

Processing of so-called sensitive data is prohibited, unless the data subject has given explicit consent or other conditions such as the vital interest of the data subject are fulfilled (article 8).

The list of sensitive data is a restrictive list.  In an AmI world, any kind of data could become sensitive: Your food purchases may provide information concerning your health or religious belief ; when you program your PDA to look for single people in the neighbourhood, it may provide sexual preferences etc. In fact, profiling enables ‘masking’. ‘Masking’ is a practice whereby data that is in itself insignificant, is correlated with sensitive information. By using the insignificant information, the protection of sensitive data can be avoided.


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