What are my personal details?

Your front door has a lock on it to prevent complete strangers from wandering in and rummaging through your drawers. You need to protect your personal details too, not with locks perhaps, but just as carefully. We explain what your personal details are.
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What do we mean by personal details?  All these things and more:

  • Your name (including any middle names)
  • Where you live, and where you’ve lived in the past
  • Your date of birth
  • Where you were born
  • Where you went to school
  • What jobs you do and what jobs you’ve done in the past
  • Your phone numbers and email addresses
  • Who you live with
  • Financial details, including bank account and credit card numbers
  • Your National Insurance and NHS numbers
  • PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) and passwords
  • Key information (such as your mother’s maiden name or the name of your pet) which may be used to identify you
  • Your habits and preferences – what you like, what you do in your spare time etc
  • Other personal information, such as health issues or disabilities
 December 2017
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