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Nowadays, Personally Identifiable Information PII is needed and stored by websites that you visit and from where you do purchase. So, many people want to know PII in detail to understand everything about it. So, we have brought this article to you.

In this article, we will see the complete information on Personally Identifiable Information PII in detail. It will help you in knowing every detail of this PII in detail. So, let’s start exploring PII in detail without any delay.

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What is Personally Identifiable Information PII?

Any data through which an individual can be identified is known as Personally Identifiable Infirmation PII. It is also known as Personal Data. It contains many data including (but not limited to) name, social security number, date of birth, biometric records, and any other data.

Now, we will see all the information that is under Personal Identifiable Information PII. It will help you in knowing these data easily.

Information and Data under PII

In this section, we will see all data that are considered PII. It will help you in knowing such data and your information.

Actually, there are two different types of Information under PII. The first one is Linked Information while the second one is Linkable Information. We will see all data under them one by one.

1. Linked Information

Linked Information is the type of PII that can identify an individual directly. This personal information can identify you easily without the help of any other information.

Linked Information includes these data. They are considered as Linked Information.

  • Biometric Records
  • Credit Card Details
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Driving License Number
  • Email Id
  • Full Name
  • Home Address
  • Log in details (on any site)
  • Mobile Number
  • Passport Number
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN)
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Telephone Number
  • And many other data……..

2. Linkable Information

Linkable Information is the type of Personally Identifiable Information PII that cannot directly identify an individual. In order to identify or trace an individual, there will be a need to combine it with different information. Only then, it can identify an individual.

This list includes the following data. These data are considered as Linkable Information.

  • Country
  • State
  • Town
  • Pin Code/ Zip Code
  • Common First or Last Name
  • Gender
  • Approx Age
  • Workplace
  • Job Post
  • And many other data……

What is Non-PII or Non Personal Data?

As the name suggests, all those data that are not Personally Identifiable Information PII are considered as Non-PII. These data cannot be used to identify or trace an individual.

It includes Device IDs and other data. Earlier, Cookies were also Non-PII, they are no longer Non-PII due to GDPR. We will see it in detail in the next section.

What about Cookies?

Now, you might be thinking about What type of data is Cookies used by websites. Is it PII or Non-PII? So, we have brought the answer to you.

According to GDPR, Cookies are also Personally Identifiable Information PII or Personal Data.

Now, a lot of Non-PII is known as PII. For example, Cookies were Non-PII or Non-Personal Data. But now, according to GDPR, they are considered as PII or Personal Data.

Conclusion: Personally Identifiable Information PII

In conclusion, we hope that you have got all information regarding this Personally Identifiable Information PII. If you have any questions or queries related to this topic, feel free to ask us in the comment section. We are here to solve your queries.

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