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Protected characteristics #83
Also known as: sensitive data, personal data
How and when to ask for protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
Services that use this pattern:
Applied is a commercial service, but it’s being used by government organisations for recruitment, and has an emphasis on avoiding bias.
Here's how their equal opportunity form looks. It's presented before the main job application, and has a pretty good explanation of how the data will be used, and an explicit opt-in:
@vfhwang thanks for sharing. Do you have any idea how the list of ethnic groups was decided? It doesn't match either the 2001 or 2011 census questions.
Also have you given any consideration to allowing people to specify an ethnicity if they select one of the "other" radio buttons?