Personal Identifying Information / Personally Identifiable Information

The information that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred.

Adapted from: NCSD Glossary, CNSSI 4009, GAO Report 08-356, as cited in NIST SP 800-63 Rev 1.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies ( as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

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