Personal Identifiable Information
PII has several formal definitions, it is information that can be used by organizations on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Non-sensitive PII can be transmitted in unsecured form without causing harm to an individual. Sensitive PII must be transmitted and stored in a secure form, for example, using encryption, because it could cause harm to an individual if disclosed. Examples of PII data include full name (if not common), home address, email, passport number, driver’s license, credit card number, date of birth.