Personally Identifying Information Law and Legal Definition

Personally Identifiable Information means the information concerning a person, which can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate the person. The term is often abbreviated as PII.

The following is an example of a federal statute defining the term:

According to 42 USCS § 13925, the term "personally identifying information" or "personal information" means individually identifying information for or about an individual including information likely to disclose the location of a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including:

(A) a first and last name;

(B) a home or other physical address;

(C) contact information (including a postal, e-mail or Internet protocol address, or telephone or facsimile number);

(D) a social security number; and

(E) any other information, including date of birth, racial or ethnic background, or religious affiliation, that, in combination with any of subparagraphs (A) through (D), would serve to identify any individual.