Personal information is data relating to a living person. Such data can be identifiable, meaning that it can directly or indirectly tied back to a person. Alternatively, it can be anonymized such that it is difficult to tie it to a person. The following are common types of personal information.
NameA person's name.
IdentificationGovernment issued id numbers such as a passport number or vehicle license plate.
AddressPhysical address and digital addresses such as an IP address.
ContactContact information such as a telephone number and email address.
BiographicalBirth date, age, gender, race and other biographical details.
TechnicalTechnical identifiers such as a service id that can be tied back to a person's name or location.
Biological IdentifiersBiological markers of an individual such as fingerprints and DNA.
MedicalMedical data such as search queries related to medical conditions or a person's medical history.
FinancialDetails of any financial or commercial transactions such as salary or the amount of a purchase.
ProfessionalResume, job history, performance reviews and other career related records.
Government & InstitutionalRecords maintained by governments and institutions such as school grades and records.
BehavioralInformation pertaining to a person's behavior such as a record of the websites they visit. Includes user input such as submission of data in a web form.
LocationA record of where a person has physically been.
ObservationalPhotographs of a person and recordings of their voice.
CommunicationsCommunications such as messaging, email and voice conversations.
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