GLOSSARYPersonally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information (PII) is any information that can be used to identify an individual.
What is Personally Identifiable Information?
Personally identifiable information (PII) is any information that can be used to identify an individual. PII encompasses information such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, IP address, phone numbers, email addresses, and even financial or medical records. The main use of PII is by organizations who collect and store this data for business, financial, healthcare, and marketing research purposes.
The protection of PII is important because it can be used to commit identity theft or fraud if it falls into the wrong hands. Organizations that collect and store PII are often required to implement cybersecurity compliant measures to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. This can include measures such as encryption, access controls, and data breach notification policies.