Ian Hulme writes:
Imagine if your medical records, information about your sex life or your political opinions were put into the public domain so anyone could see them.
When personal data is shared by mistake the effects can be extremely damaging.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recognises that some types of personal data are very sensitive and states that data controllers must give it extra protection.
This is known as special category data.
Read more on the ICO’s Blog.