What Does PII Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation PII means "Personally Identifiable Information."

PII is any representation of information that permits the identity of an individual to whom that information applies to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means and which if lost, compromised, or disclosed without authorization, could result in harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to the individual.

PII is effectively data which can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual. It includes information such as name, date of birth and age, place of residence, phone number, race, gender, bank or credit card details, and medical records.

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meaning of PII

"Personally Identifiable Information"

Summary of Key Points

"Personally Identifiable Information" is the most common definition for PII on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Personally Identifiable Information
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


Example of PII Used in a Text

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