What is PII?
PII, or personally identifiable information, is any piece of data that someone could use to figure out who you are. Some types of PII are obvious, such as your name or Social Security number, but others are more subtle—and some data points only become PII when analyzed in combination with one another.
Did you know?
Breaches involving PII are hazardous to both individuals and organizations. Individual harms may include identity theft, embarrassment, or blackmail. Organizational harms may include a loss of public trust, legal liability, or remediation costs. Breach of PII could also lead to regulatory and legal issues.
What is PII information?
Here a few examples, but are not limited to:
Name: full name, maiden name, mother’s maiden name, or alias
Personal identification numbers: social security number (SSN), passport number, driver’s license number, taxpayer identification number, patient identification number, financial account number, or credit card number
Personal address information: street address, or email address
Personal telephone numbers
Personal characteristics: photographic images (particularly of face or other identifying characteristics), fingerprints, or handwriting
Biometric data: retina scans, voice signatures, or facial geometry
Information identifying personally owned property: VIN number or title number
Asset information: Internet Protocol (IP) or Media Access Control (MAC) addresses that consistently link to a particular person
Sealit prevents the possibility of any PII getting leaked. Our encryption relies on the Zero Trust security model to make sure your emails and files stay safe forever. Find out more about Sealit here: https://sealit.id