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Definitions

Cloud computing

Sensitive data is

[a]ny classified, personal, proprietary or confidential information or data of any form, nature or structure, that can be created, uploaded, inserted in, collected or derived from or with cloud services and/or cloud computing whose access, use, disclosure or processing is subject to restriction either by applicable law or contract.[1]

EU Directive on the Protection of Personal Data

Sensitive data is

data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership, data concerning health or sex life, and data relating to offences, criminal convictions or security measures.[2]

Federal Trade Commission

Sensitive data is

at a minimum, data about children, financial and health information, Social Security Numbers, and certain geolocation data. . . .[3]

General

Sensitive data is

personally identifiable information about health, financial activities, sexual behavior or sexual orientation, social security numbers, insurance numbers, or any government-issued ID numbers.

Law enforcement

Sensitive data is

[i]nformation pertaining to significant law enforcement cases currently under investigation and criminal intelligence reports that require strict dissemination and release criteria.[4]

References

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