Sensitive personal information - Get the right tools to handle it

Christian Visti
January 25, 2024
5 min read

Understanding Sensitive Personal Information and its Pitfalls

What is sensitive personal information and how do you become aware of pitfalls in this area? When dealing with this type of information and the handling of the same, it is first important to know the difference between general personal data and personal sensitive information.

The former is information that can be traced back to a specific person, which can be any information that can identify him or her in context. This can be anything from a picture, name, address, medical records, social security number, fingerprints, age, education, etc.

In contrast, personal data or information is data that a company, according to data protection law, must be extremely careful about handling. This information includes the following:

  • Political beliefs
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Religious beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Genetic data
  • Data of a biometric nature for identification purposes
  • Health information
  • Sexual orientation or relationship

If you would like further information and clarification, you can read more about this on Here you can also find information on legislation and paragraphs related to the subject.

Get help for correct handling from Meo

At Meo, we help with efficient handling of sensitive personal information. Our primary task is to ensure that your company and associated customers can exchange and work with sensitive personal information confidential and legal.

We help ensure control over this information and store it in a protected and central location so that there is full control over its handling. We can help with risk assessments, ongoing monitoring, follow-ups, reports and much more.

Meo is a Danish company operating in RegTech and including customer data management using an identity platform and software - Meo, which is our software system.

You are always welcome to contact us regarding questions on what is personal data or our platform and services in relation to compliance and KYC processes. We are available to have a no-obligation chat about how you can streamline processes and thus free up time and resources in your daily KYC work.

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