Personally identifiable information (PII) Examples

Personally identifiable information (PII) Examples

PII is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. Any information that can be used to distinguish one person from another and can be used for de-anonymizing anonymous data can be considered PII.

 

Examples

  • John Smith + Trustwave = GDPR
  • John Smith + Phone Number = GDPR
  • jsmith@trustwave.com = GDPR
  • PII; car number plate, national insurance , passport number, NI Number all = GDPR
  • 407 Southway Drive Plymouth + John Smith = GDPR (fictitious address)
  • Post Code + car reg = GDPR
  • Medical record = GDPR
  • Cookies = GDPR
  • IPaddress = GDPR
  •  Princess Diana  does not apply to GDPR as she has deceased.
  •  Prince William = GDPR
  •  Essentially any information that can identify a living person can be in scope of GDPR even indirectly can come into scope of GDPR:
  •  For example if I was to write a blog then just by the content of the blog if I can be identified , i.e. by style of writing or subject it could indirectly come into GDPR
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