Personal Identifying Information

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Personal Identifying Information or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the information that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred. An example of PII would be a persons Social Security Number, full name, passport number or email address.

Source: NCSD Glossary, CNSSI 4009, GAO Report 08-356, as cited in NIST SP 800-63 Rev 1

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