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Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
There are two types of personal data about a person – one called simply ‘personal data’ and another called ‘sensitive personal data’. In the case of sensitive personal data, that includes personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.
There are special conditions for processing such data, which also means publishing it. See here for details:
It can be quite complex legally but to simplify it you should approach the employer and advise them that there are no lawful grounds for them to process that data and you have not consented to it and they will likely be acting in breach of the Data Protection Act by doing it.
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