Personally Identifiable Information (PII) deals with any sort of sensitive information associated with a specific person, which can be used to identify or locate that individual.
This can come in the form of credit card information, a social security number, or any other source of individually identifying materials.
Another common name for this type of data is Private Personal information (PPI).
PII has been around for years. People have been concerned with cyber security, but it has only become a major topic of concern since the dawn of the computer age.
- Credit/Debit Card Numbers
- Home Address
- Passport information
- Immigration/Visa information
NOTE: Device Encryption is required for End User Devices with Private Personal Information.
- University of Chicago Human Resources (http://humanresources.uchicago.edu/fpg/policies/600/p601.shtml ): describes The University’s policy surrounding the use of non-public, personal information.
- University of Chicago Alumni Association (https://alumniandfriends.uchicago.edu/privacy-policy ): describes how the Department of Alumni Relations collects and uses personal contact information to inform alumni about upcoming events and services that may be available to them.