Special category data and criminal conviction data require a higher level of protection. Listed below are examples of processing activities that we regularly undertake in respect of these types of data. In addition to the activities listed below, it may sometimes be necessary to process this sort of information for exceptional reasons, for example, because it is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
(a) Health (including disability)
We will process information about your health in order to make any arrangements or adjustments required in relation to your application e.g. to arrange access for interviews, and/or to monitor equal opportunities. This processing is necessary to meet our legal obligations.
(b) Criminal conduct
Data about unspent criminal convictions is collected for all applicants for employment. Data about spent criminal convictions or any barring decisions will only be collected if you have applied for and been appointed to particular posts where this requirement has been explicitly stated and you have consented to it and where we are legally required to seek this information. If a post requires any additional pre-employment screening, you will be advised before the screening takes place.
Processing of this nature is necessary to meet our legal obligations, and will be subject to suitable safeguards.
(c) Racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and religious belief
Data about your racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religious belief will only be processed where you have volunteered it and where we need to process it in order to meet our statutory obligations under equalities and other legislation. This processing is considered to meet a substantial public interest.