STOTW – PII Revisited

PII stands for Personally Identifiable Information.

PII can include your:

  • Full Name
  • Birth Date
  • Social Insurance #
  • Credit Card #s
  • Bank Account Info
  • Student ID

This is the type of information that identity thieves target so they can re-create your personal profile and impersonate you for fraudulent purposes. PII should always be treated as confidential, whether it’s on your computer, mobile device, or your desk.

Think of each PII item as a $100 bill – something valuable that you wouldn’t indiscriminately give away or leave lying around.

 

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